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Ban mountain hare culls for three years urge Scottish wildlife organisations

14 April 2015

A group of 10 high profile wildlife and conservation organisations are calling on the Scottish Government to impose a three year ban on all mountain hare culling on grouse moors.

mountain hare

Osprey nest activities "unethical and unacceptable"

27 March 2015

A spokesman for RSPB Scotland said: “We regard the current activities around the osprey nest as unethical and unacceptable. Even if they are within the law, they must stop immediately.

Adult male osprey in flight, Scotland

RSPB Scotland’s Big Garden Birdwatch results: Robins and tree sparrows move up the rankings

26 March 2015

Over 43,000 people across Scotland took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this year, spending an hour counting the birds in their garden over the weekend of 24 and 25 January.

Male house sparrow

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.

Corncrake calling

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

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

RSPB Scotland responds to application to hold T in the Park at Strathallan Castle

24 February 2015

RSPB Scotland has responded to the application to move T in the Park to a new venue at Strathallan Castle.

Adult male osprey perched in early morning sunlight, Scotland

Police and RSPB appeal for help to identify wildlife criminals

17 February 2015

Goshawk nest footage reveals men repeatedly visiting area in what appears to be an attempt to kill the birds.

Adult goshawk

Golden eagle numbers to be revealed by fourth national survey

12 February 2015

One of Scotland’s most iconic birds will be the subject of a fourth national survey to see how its population is faring.

Profile of golden eagle

Rescued chick spreads her wings

6 February 2015

White-tailed eagle sighted in Dumfries and Galloway revealed to be survivor of nest tumble.

Venus's parent overhead. Photo: Roy Dennis

Funding boost to transform Aberdeenshire nature reserve

26 January 2015

RSPB Scotland awarded over £50,000 for Loch of Strathbeg facilities

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

Big Garden Birdwatch can help give nature a home all year round, says RSPB Scotland

23 January 2015

World’s biggest garden wildlife survey takes place Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 January

Male house sparrow bathing in garden pond

RSPB Scotland encourages objections to controversial Flow Country windfarm

20 January 2015

RSPB Scotland has maintained its robust objection to controversial proposals by SSE for Strathy South windfarm

Greenshank looking for food in shallow water

RSPB Scotland welcomes prison sentence for convicted bird of prey killer

12 January 2015

RSPB Scotland welcomes the custodial sentence awarded at Aberdeen Sheriff Court to the convicted bird of prey killer George Mutch

Adult goshawk