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The time to save the hen harrier is now

13 November 2014

The RSPB is today urging Defra to publish the workable elements of the Hen Harrier Action Plan, which the Society believes could bring about the recovery of one of England’s most beleaguered birds of prey.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

A night at the Gallery to help save Scottish icon

12 November 2014

Aberdeen Art Gallery opens its doors for a special event in recognition of one of Scotland’s rarest birds – the capercaillie.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Great news for migratory birds as two historic global agreements are reached to help save them

10 November 2014

The Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) has agreed a set of guidelines to tackle causes of poisoning and ratified a groundbreaking Action Plan to save more than 400 bird species.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

As Monty mania sweeps the nation, the UK remains number one for Penguins

7 November 2014

UK is the world’s number one penguin nation, with more penguins under the nation’s jurisdiction than any other county on earth

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Swift group help to preserve nesting sites during hospital refurbishment works

7 November 2014

A small group of volunteers are helping to protect an historic colony of more than 40 endangered birds at Brighton General Hospital during building works

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Fuelling a recycling revolution

7 November 2014

A biomass demonstration by the RSPB in Kent will show how to turn unused heathland material in the countryside into energy

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Have a nature-friendly bonfire night

6 November 2014

RSPB Cymru is encouraging everyone to remember wildlife when planning bonfires and firework displays this week.

Slow-worm

Are you a community group based in Cardiff? Could you spend £1,000 to £4,000 greening-up your local area?

6 November 2014

If the answer’s yes, you’ll be interested to know that Grow Wild – a four-year programme that aims to bring people together to sow UK native flowers - is awarding funding of £1,000 to £4,000 to community groups that want to transform a communal space by sowing and growing UK native plants.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB reinforces challenge to shooting community after Norfolk gamekeeper sentenced

6 November 2014

Norfolk gamekeeper handed 10-week suspended sentence for killing 11 birds of prey

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Shot, poisoned, persecuted - the killing of our iconic Welsh birds continues

6 November 2014

The story of illegal persecution of birds of prey in Wales continues as the latest RSPB’s Birdcrime report released today (30th October 2013) reveals. The RSPB Investigations Unit received reports of 46 incidents of wild bird crime occurring in 2013 in Wales, which accounted for 9% of the UK incidents reported in Birdcrime 2013.

Buzzard perched on fence post, Wales

World wildlife spectacle on your doorstep

5 November 2014

One of the world’s most impressive wildlife spectacles is taking place on your doorstep

Flock of pink-footed geese at dawn at the RSPB Strathbeg nature reserve

Spotty spiders and shiny butterflies boosted by RSPB conservation efforts

5 November 2014

A spider that looks like a ladybird, a plant that resembles plaited hair and a 'greasy' butterfly have been among the conservation success stories on RSPB nature reserves this year.

Ladybird spider

An eye on remote seal pups

4 November 2014

People across the globe can tune in to watch grey seals being born on two of Orkney’s islands this autumn

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Spike in numbers for iconic Scottish bird

4 November 2014

In highland Perthshire this year, the numbers of one of Scotland’s most iconic birds were up 20%

Black grouse displaying at lek at dawn

Ffridd – a habitat on the edge

4 November 2014

A new report launched today highlights the importance of ffridd - also known as coedcae in south Wales – within the Welsh countryside, and hopes to raise awareness of its value for wildlife, people and farming.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Shot, poisoned, persecuted - the killing of our iconic Welsh birds continues

3 November 2014

The story of illegal persecution of birds of prey in Wales continues as the latest RSPB’s Birdcrime report released today (30th October 2013) reveals. The RSPB Investigations Unit received reports of 46 incidents of wild bird crime occurring in 2013 in Wales, which accounted for 9% of the UK incidents reported in Birdcrime 2013.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

What does Dubai and RSPB Conwy nature reserve have in common?

3 November 2014

Niamh Stewart, who is originally from north Wales but now lives in Dubai with her parents, has raised £600.00 for RSPB Conwy nature serve.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Inquiry into controversial Sutherland windfarm delayed as developers reduce turbine numbers

3 November 2014

RSPB Scotland maintains its objection to proposed windfarm in the heart of the Flow Country

Greenshank in shallow water

Have a nature-friendly Bonfire Night, says RSPB Scotland

3 November 2014

Charity suggests wildlife spectacles as firework display alternatives

Large flock of starlings congregating at dusk

Have a nature-friendly bonfire night, says the RSPB

3 November 2014

The RSPB is encouraging everyone to remember wildlife when planning bonfires and firework displays this weekend.

Hedgehog foraging in leaves