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RSPB nature reserves: at the heart of our work

RSPB nature reserves: at the heart of our work

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If we’re to achieve our aim of saving nature, there are many aspects to address, in many places, and we can’t do it all at once. But we are making headway, and we couldn’t do it without our nature reserves or our partners.

Date: 11 August 2015

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Big butterfly banks at Winterbourne Downs

Big butterfly banks at Winterbourne Downs

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We have created very large butterfly banks on ex-arable farmland in Wiltshire. They provide warm south-facing slopes as well as the thin, nutrient-poor chalky soil conditions required by many specialist plants.

Date: 11 August 2015

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Close shepherded grazing at South Stack Cliffs

Close shepherded grazing at South Stack Cliffs

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The RSPB's South Stack Cliffs nature reserve covers 359 hectares on the north west coast of Anglesey, the majority leased from the Isle of Anglesey County Council (IOACC). The principal habitats are maritime heathland and grassland, dry heath, improved and semi-improved grassland, and coastal cliffs.

Date: 11 August 2015

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RSPB Rainham Marshes: bringing nature closer to people

RSPB Rainham Marshes: bringing nature closer to people

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In 2000, a neglected expanse of grassland at Rainham Marshes was a hidden, yet potential, gem: inaccessible to people and poorly managed for the wildlife it supported. By 2015, after investments of time, effort and money, this marshland on the northern banks of the River Thames was wet once again, grazed by cattle, full of great wildlife and visited by nearly 50,000 people and 3,500 school children every year.

Date: 11 August 2015

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Shetland red-necked phalaropes: improved knowledge and better prospects

Shetland red-necked phalaropes: improved knowledge and better prospects

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Red-necked phalaropes are primarily Arctic-breeding wading birds, with the UK on the southern edge of their breeding range. Phalaropes are known for their reversed sexual roles in which the small, drab male is solely responsible for incubating eggs and caring for chicks.

Date: 11 August 2015

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Medmerry coastal realignment: success for people and wildlife

Medmerry coastal realignment: success for people and wildlife

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Led by the Environment Agency in partnership with the RSPB, the multi-award-winning Medmerry scheme near Chichester is the largest managed realignment of the open coast ever undertaken in Europe. It’s on the stretch of coast that was at greatest risk of coastal flooding in south east England.

Date: 11 August 2015

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Habitat restoration of the Lower Lough Erne Islands

Habitat restoration of the Lower Lough Erne Islands

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Curlew populations have dropped dramatically, so we attempted to increase the numbers of curlews at RSPB Lower Lough Erne Islands. The interventions have reversed declines on the reserve.

Date: 11 August 2015

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Partnership working at Inversnaid in The Great Trossachs Forest

Partnership working at Inversnaid in The Great Trossachs Forest

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A joined-up conservation approach has worked well at Inversnaid in The Great Trossachs Forest National Park, with gains from co-ordinated approaches to tree planting, deer management and monitoring. It has also enabled the creation of a long-distance path for public enjoyment.

Date: 11 August 2015

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Helping corncrakes thrive at Coll RSPB nature reserve

Helping corncrakes thrive at Coll RSPB nature reserve

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The Hebridean island of Coll is renowned for its population of corncrakes. The creation of an RSPB nature reserve in 1992 has been an important element in the recovery of this globally threatened species, which has risen from 20 singing males on the island in 1992, to 91 in 2014.

Date: 10 August 2015

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Biomass from nature reserves: a problem or an opportunity?

Biomass from nature reserves: a problem or an opportunity?

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The RSPB set out to find out whether biomass from reserves could be used as an opportunity by working with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on their wetland biomass to bioenergy project.

Date: 10 August 2015

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Restoring bogs for water quality and wildlife: the positive effects on moorland birds

Restoring bogs for water quality and wildlife: the positive effects on moorland birds

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The UK's blanket bogs and upland heaths are some of our most precious wildlife habitats. Although protected, many are in poor condition and under threat. Restoration can result in multiple benefits for wildlife and people.

Date: 29 April 2015

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Birdcrime 2013

Birdcrime 2013

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Birdcrime 2013 report

Date: 1 April 2015

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Flooding in focus

Flooding in focus

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Recommendations for more effective flood management in England.

Date: 27 November 2014

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Ffridd – cynefin ar y cyrion

Ffridd – cynefin ar y cyrion

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Hynod, amrywiol ac o dan fygythiad; mae’r tir ar gyrion yr ucheldir yn gynefin sy’n llawn cymeriad a chyfoeth cudd. Mae’n adnodd hollbwysig ar gyfer bywyd gwyllt Cymru ac mae’n cynnig her unigryw i reolwyr tir.

Date: 24 October 2014

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Ffridd – a habitat on the edge

Ffridd – a habitat on the edge

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Distinctive, diverse and under threat; the upland fringe is a habitat of veiled depth and character. It’s a vital resource for Welsh wildlife, and a unique challenge for land managers.

Date: 24 October 2014

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The state of the UK's birds 2014

The state of the UK's birds 2014

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A detailed look at the fortunes of birds throughout the UK and in its Overseas Territories in 2014.

Date: 16 October 2014

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