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Working together to bring England’s wildlife ‘back from the brink’ of extinction

4 December 2015

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has approved the initial funding for a partnership project that will focus on protecting key threatened species

Willow tit in tree

RSPB Lakenheath Fen nature reserve celebrates series of wildlife firsts in twentieth anniversary year

3 December 2015

Reserve’s 20th anniversary marks the end of one of the most successful breeding seasons in its short history.

Volunteers reed planting, RSPB Lakenheath Fen

New report reveals more than one-quarter of UK birds are in need of urgent help

3 December 2015

The latest assessment of the status of all the UK’s 244 birds – Birds of Conservation Concern 4 – shows that 67 species are now of ‘highest conservation concern’.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Curlew should be UK’s top conservation concern says RSPB Scotland

3 December 2015

A new study led by RSPB Scotland has called for the curlew to now be considered the highest conservation priority bird species in the UK.

Curlew profile

New report reveals more than one-quarter of UK birds in need of urgent help

3 December 2015

Curlew, nightingale and puffin join growing list of threatened birds

Curlew profile

RSPB Scotland responds to the second conviction for wildlife vicarious liability offences

1 December 2015

RSPB Scotland responds to the second conviction for wildlife vicarious liability offences.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Welcome Christmas with crafty creations and frosty frolics at RSPB Sandwell Valley

1 December 2015

This year, RSPB Sandwell Valley is pushing festive fever up a notch with Christmas activities to suit the whole family – and a chance to shake off the January blues in the New Year.

Close up of walking boots on footpath

Questions to be raised over carbon black hole

30 November 2015

RSPB warns biomass industry is not as green as it claims

Pylon

Birdcrime report reveals bird of prey killing continues in NI

26 November 2015

A total of 15 magnificent birds of prey were persecuted in Northern Ireland last year, a new report has revealed.

Buzzard landing on ground

Stronger action needed to protect native birds of prey as Birdcrime report reveals illegal killing continues

26 November 2015

Birdcrime 2014 report reveals ongoing illegal killing our native birds of prey

Poisoned red kite in Northern Ireland

RSPB concerned by further cuts to funding for environment of 15%

25 November 2015

UK’s largest nature conservation charity responds to Autumn Statement announcement

Martin Harper

RSPB offer £1,000 reward in appeal for information on shooting of rare red-footed falcon

24 November 2015

The RSPB is offering a £1,000 reward for information on shooting of rare red-footed falcon in Cambridgeshire

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland welcomes Scottish Government plans to improve regulation of coal extraction and calls for funding to support clean-up at legacy sites

20 November 2015

RSPB Scotland welcomes Scottish Government plans to improve regulation of coal extraction and calls for funding to support clean-up at legacy sites.

1017042 Loading truck, St Aidens opencast coal mine, Allerton Bywater

Nature Summit: EU officials to consider the future of Wales’ special places

20 November 2015

Campaigners from across Europe, including the UK, are arriving in Brussels today to tell the European Commission to drop the attack on vital nature laws and instead focus their attention on their enforcement.

Chough about to land

Uwchgynhadledd Natur: swyddogion yr Undeb Ewropeaidd yn ystyried dyfodol mannau arbennig Cymru

20 November 2015

Mae ymgyrchwyr o bob cwr o Ewrop, gan gynnwys y DU, yn mynd i Frwsel heddiw i ddweud wrth y Comisiwn Ewropeaidd am roi'r gorau i ymosod ar ddeddfau hanfodol natur, a chanolbwyntio, yn hytrach, ar eu gorfodi.

Chough about to land

RSPB Nature of Scotland Award winners announced

20 November 2015

Scotland’s wildlife champions were honoured last night at the fourth annual RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards, hosted by Springwatch presenter Iolo Williams.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Nature Summit: EU officials to consider future of UK’s special places for wildlife

20 November 2015

Over half a million people from across Europe believe the Nature Directives are important, that is what we'll be reminding the European Commission

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland welcomes the publication of the Scottish Government’s Review of Wildlife Crime Penalties

19 November 2015

RSPB Scotland welcomes the publication of the Scottish Government’s Review of Wildlife Crime Penalties

Goshawk flying

Phasing out coal-fired power stations: welcome news

18 November 2015

The RSPB welcomes the Government's intention to close all coal-fired power stations by 2025

Pylon

Numbers of rare breeding bird fall in Scotland

17 November 2015

One of Scotland’s rarest breeding birds, the corncrake, has suffered a poor season this year (2015) with numbers dropping by nearly a fifth.

Pair of corncrakes among horsetails, Tiree, Scotland