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Puffin and turtle dove join the list of birds facing global extinction

29 October 2015

The latest revision of birds facing the threat of global extinction now includes some of the UK's most iconic birds

Profile of turtle dove

Five years left to tackle Europe’s wildlife crisis, warns RSPB

2 October 2015

Europe’s wildlife remains in crisis, that’s the clear finding from the European Commission’s latest assessment of nature, published today.

Black-tailed godwit of race limosa

Major breakthrough in fight to save Asian vultures from extinction

27 August 2015

A major step for the future of vultures in Asia was announced by the Indian Ministry of Health yesterday [26 August] when a ban of multi-dose vials of human formulations of diclofenac, which is responsible for the death of tens of millions of Asia’s vultures, came into force with immediate effect.

White-rumped vulture

Join in, sleep out and get connected to nature

6 August 2015

The RSPB is asking people to sleep outside this weekend (7-9 August) to get closer to nature as part of its Big Wild Sleepout event.

Tichwell sleepout - campsite

New research reveals climate change threat to uplands

31 July 2015

Researchers predict climate change is predicted to have severe impact on sensitive upland habitats

Golden plover among heather

Redrawing the Essex shoreline to give coastal nature a home

13 July 2015

With the help of our partner - Crossrail - we're providing a major boost to wetland wildlife

Aerial view of Wallasea

One fifth of Europe's birds face the threat of extinction

3 June 2015

A new assessment of European birds has revealed that nearly one fifth (18 per cent) are at risk of extinction across the European Union. The main threats? Habitat loss, climate change and increasingly intensive farming.

Puffin carrying sandeels in bill

100 organisations unite to fight threat to European nature laws

12 May 2015

EU legislation – the Birds and Habitats Directives – exist to protect the most important wildlife species and habitats in the UK and Europe. However, these laws are now under review and at risk of being weakened.

Dartford warbler

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

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

Record-breaking Birdfair to help save our seas

6 February 2015

Seabird conservation receives a £280,000 boost thanks to an amazing and record-breaking fundraising effort by the BirdFair team.

Balearic shearwater