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Environment groups face severe cull from budget cuts

26 March 2015

Environment and heritage organisations in Northern Ireland today received confirmation of the scale of the budget cuts, with Department of Environment (DoE) cutting its Natural Heritage Grants programme by 100%.

Adult black-tailed godwit in summer plummage, at the RSPB Snettisham nature reserve Norfolk

Fewer finches visiting NI gardens

26 March 2015

It’s been a record-breaking year in Northern Ireland for the world’s biggest wildlife survey, as the RSPB reveals more than 22,000 local people took part this year – 10,000 more than in 2014.

House sparrow (female)

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

Prepare to be WOWed!

9 February 2015

The countdown is on to the re-opening of one of the best places to see birds and wildlife in Northern Ireland!

Juvenile black-tailed godwits on estuary

Local farmer demonstrates commitment to nature

3 February 2015

East County Down farmers recently attended a demonstration day to learn how they can help birds and wildlife on their land.

Yellowhammer perching in hedge

Get ready for Big Garden Birdwatch!

14 January 2015

The world's biggest wildlife survey is just around the corner and RSPB NI needs you to help make it the best ever!

House sparrow (female)