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Your Valley needs you!

24 March 2015

Staff at RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve are looking to the local community for help. Most people local to the reserve know by now that a brand new visitor centre, with the best views in the valley, will be opening this summer.

Artists participating in Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail

Re-wild your wellies and give nature a home in Cardiff

20 March 2015

To celebrate the launch of Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff, RSPB Cymru’s flagship project in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council, Cardiff residents are being invited to re-wild their wellies and plant-out record numbers of old wellingtons for wildlife.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Ail-wylltiwch eich welis a rhowch gartref i fyd natur yng Nghaerdydd

20 March 2015

Er mwyn dathlu lansio Rhoi Cartref i Fyd Natur yng Nghaerdydd, project blaenllaw RSPB Cymru mewn partneriaeth â Chyngor Dinas Caerdydd, mae trigolion Caerdydd yn cael eu gwahodd i ail-wylltio eu welis a phlannu’r niferoedd uchaf erioed o hen welingtons ar gyfer bywyd gwyllt.

GNAH girl building a home

Eggy madness at Coombes Valley this Easter

20 March 2015

RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, near Leek, is hosting an Easter trail for the Easter holidays; it’s an opportunity for you and your family to come and discover woodland in a fun way.

Empty blackbird eggshell

World expert on peatlands to aid RSPB case against SSE’s controversial Flow Country windfarm

20 March 2015

Campaign against SSE’s Strathy South proposal intensifies in run up to inquiry

RSPB Forsinard reserve, bog pool with cotton grass, sphagnum etc

UK Government's intention to create marine protected area around Pitcairn is 'visionary'

18 March 2015

The Government's intention to create a marine protected area around Pitcairn is a massive boost for wildlife conservation in the UK's Overseas Territories

Henderson petrel

Help protect house martin homes

18 March 2015

It’s that time of year again when we see and hear birds building nests in preparation for the breeding season.

House martin collecting mud for nest

Momentous legislation for Wales!

18 March 2015

RSPB Cymru today applauds the National Assembly for Wales on passing a landmark piece of legislation yesterday (Tuesday 17 March) for the people and wildlife of Wales.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The search for skydancers sparks into life

18 March 2015

The RSPB re-launch the Hen Harrier Hotline to search for the rare birds

Ringtail hen harrier in flight

BOB gets a vote from Westbourne Change Opinion

18 March 2015

The RSPB's Vote for Bob campaign long listed in Westbourne100 Change Opinion Awards

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Nature: This general election’s missing issue?

18 March 2015

The National Trust, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts are calling on people across the West Country to put nature at the heart of debate in the run up to May’s General Election and encourage candidates to support nature. Together the three charities have produced South West Nature 2015 - a new website that details landscapes, wildlife and the issues these face, across all 55 Westminster constituencies in the south west.

Lapwing - adult female in breeding habitat pasture

CAP rules jeopardise future of high nature value farming and crofting

12 March 2015

Recent Scottish Government decisions on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rules and payments are likely to leave the fate of many farmers and crofters hanging in the balance.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland opposes calls from coal industry for new tax breaks and calls for a restoration fund to support coal communities

12 March 2015

RSPB Scotland is calling for the rejection of proposals to grant new tax breaks to support open cast coal extraction.

Loading truck, St Aidens opencast coal mine

Fake birds used to boost seabird population

11 March 2015

Fake birds are being placed on newly created habitat to boost numbers of breeding little terns at Langstone Harbour.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland warns time is running out for T in the Park as ospreys start returning to UK

10 March 2015

RSPB Scotland has today warned time is running out to reduce the impact of T in the Park on wildlife at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire.

Osprey female on eyrie in morning light

Songbirds killed on British military base in Cyprus reaches record

9 March 2015

900,000 songbirds were slaughtered on a British military base in Cyprus, here is our reaction

Illegally trapped robin on limestick, Cyprus

Spring into action on the Eastern Moors

6 March 2015

Get active outdoors on the Eastern Moors this spring, with a series of taster day events.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

New homes for nature in the heart of Birmingham and the Black Country

6 March 2015

Tools and diggers and are finally being put to bed as a project at RSPB Sandwell Valley to create larger, wilder areas for the benefit of nature and people in the heart of Birmingham and the Black Country successfully draws to a close in time for the onslaught of Spring.

Southern hawker dragonfly

Do you have the fun-draising factor?

3 March 2015

Every year, the fantastic energy and enthusiasm of fundraisers help RSPB Cymru raise thousands of pounds to help nature and wildlife in Wales.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

New research provides farmers with techniques to help turtle dove recovery

3 March 2015

New research could provide turtle doves with extra food, giving hope to their recovery.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds