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Be a Bee Gaurdian

5 August 2014

On Thursday 7th August, Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust and the RSPB are holding a workshop to recruit volunteer Bee Guardians to help survey the special bees found at Canvey Wick nature reserve.

Bees on Globe thistle

Celebrate the glories of nature in the Thames estuary with the Big Picture exhibition

5 August 2014

Photographers from all over the south east entered the RSPB’s Big Picture competition earlier this year to show what they loved about the wildlife, landscapes and people of the Thames estuary, and you can see the winners’ work at the Harbour Arm Gallery in Margate this week.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB urges re-think on drift net ban

5 August 2014

The RSPB has urged the European Commission not to impose an EU wide ban on small-scale drift net fishing which could impact local fishermen who fish in a responsible and sustainable way.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Gold award for RSPB Loch Leven in Scottish first

5 August 2014

The View cafe at RSPB Loch Leven nature reserve has become the first visitor attraction in Scotland to achieve the prestigious Gold Food for Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Celebrate National Play Day at Portobello Beach

4 August 2014

Learn more about fascinating marine wildlife with RSPB Scotland and Marine Conservation Society

Pair of gannets preening on Bass Rock

RSPB Scotland welcomes Government decisions on Scottish farm support

1 August 2014

We welcome the decision made by Rural Affairs Secretary, Richard Lochhead on CAP greening rules and the approach proposed for Ecological Focus Areas.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The big Blacktoft biomass BBQ

1 August 2014

The RSPB Humber team are inviting everyone to join them for a Biomass BBQ at Blacktoft Sands nature reserve, to find out all about how they are converting waste biomass, such as reeds and willow, into innovative climate-friendly products.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Big picture exhibition celebrates the glories of the Thames estuary

1 August 2014

The winners’ work in the RSPB Big Picture photography competition celebrating Thames estuary is on show at the Harbour Arm Gallery, Margate

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Political parties urged to value nature and champion its recovery

31 July 2014

Value nature and secure its recovery, that's our message to all the main political parties

People walking around RSPB Arne nature reserve

Gamekeeper fined after tawny owl caught in illegal trap

31 July 2014

A gamekeeper has been fined £700 after he set an illegal trap and the tawny owl caught in it had to be euthanised.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Government grant helps RSPB Scotland’s Glasgow nature project to grow

29 July 2014

An RSPB Scotland project that aims to re-connect people in Glasgow with nature, has been awarded a Talking Science Grant by the Scottish Government.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland welcomes Government protection for Scotland’s seabirds

24 July 2014

New legislation is first step towards saving iconic species

Pair of kittiwakes on rock

RSPB Scotland welcomes approval for two new wind projects

23 July 2014

Careful management of wildlife habitats is key

Wind farm

Kent’s famous short-haired bumblebees show signs of breeding success

22 July 2014

Two worker bees found at RSPB Dungeness last week are evidence that the queen bees introduced from Sweden this spring have nested.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Helping people discover the wonder of sea eagles

22 July 2014

A programme of activities to encourage more people to come and watch magnificent white-tailed eagles in Fife was launched yesterday.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Lucky black-winged stilt chicks who hatched on Friday 13th fledge at Medmerry

21 July 2014

Friday the 13th is supposed to be unlucky – but not for the three rare black-winged stilt chicks which hatched on that day in June at RSPB Medmerry. They have beaten the odds and fledged successfully.

Black-winged stilt stretching

MSP champions fat bird of the barley

17 July 2014

An MSP who will champion one of Scotland’s fastest declining species visited a farm that is helping to save it

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Disaster for Gwent Levels

17 July 2014

RSPB Cymru expressed outrage with the Welsh Government’s decision announced yesterday (Wednesday 16 July) to plough ahead with plans to build a M4 Relief road to the South of Newport (Black Route), which would cut right through the heart of the Gwent Levels.

RSPB Scotland welcomes report exposing absence of golden eagles in southern Scotland

16 July 2014

RSPB Scotland has welcomed the publication of a report by Scottish Natural Heritage exposing the absence of protected golden eagles from large tracts of suitable habitat in southern Scotland.

Golden eagle

New film reveals important role of Welsh peat bogs in fighting climate change.

15 July 2014

A new film about a peatland restoration project in north Wales has shown that restoring Wales’ extensive peat bogs may reduce flooding, help give more wildlife a home, and may even be the key to reducing Wales’ carbon emissions and combating climate change.

Golden plover in summer plumage