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Agriculture and land use policy

The day-to-day decisions made by farmers are influenced greatly by UK and European Union agricultural policy. The RSPB campaigns for policies that provide a fair deal for farmers, consumers and wildlife. More...

Agriculture and land use policy

Climate change

We work on policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to allow wildlife to adapt to climate change. We also conduct research into the effects of climate change on wildlife, both at home and abroad. Find out more about our policy on climate change. More...

Climate change

Countryside and Rights of Way Act

The Countryside (or CRoW) Act 2000 is the most important wildlife legislation for England and Wales since the Wildlife and Countryside Act of two decades ago. More...

Countryside and Rights of Way Act

Economics

The environment and the economy are highly interconnected. We aim to demonstrate the fundamental importance of these links in campaigning for a broad and thorough approach to sustainable development. More...

Economics

Education Policy across the UK

Without education, conservation of the natural world can only be a short-term, single-generation activity. Without mechanisms for creating and establishing conservation values, knowledge and skills amongst children, today's conservation efforts remain unsustainable. More...

Education Policy across the UK

The RSPB's vision for forestry

The RSPB believes that the environmental, social and economic benefits provided by the UK's publicly and privately owned woodland can all be increased. Read more about our policies. More...

The RSPB's vision for forestry

Health - nature improves your fitness and reduces stress

Physical inactivity has serious effects on human health, which cost the UK economy more than £8 billion a year. Research commissioned by the RSPB underlines the strong links between good physical health, good mental health and the natural environment. More...

Health - nature improves your fitness and reduces stress

Marine and coastal policy

The RSPB works on a range of issues to protect and conserve the birds of our seas and coasts, and the wonderful marine environment on which they depend, from the impacts of human activities. More...

Marine and coastal policy

Planning

Land-use planning helps to secure sustainable development. It determines the location and design of buildings such as housing, industry, retail and leisure developments. It also helps to protect the countryside, and it shapes the future of where we live. More...

Planning

Safeguarding sites

Many of our most important places for wildlife are now protected as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (Areas of Special Scientific Interest in Northern Ireland). The legislation under which they are notified and managed varies by country. More...

Safeguarding sites

Species policy

What are the RSPB's views on tricky topics such as ruddy ducks, ring-necked parakeets and eagle owls? More...

Species policy

Sustainable development

We've always believed in sustainable development. A better planet for wildlife will be a better planet for people, too. Ultimately, we want and need decision-makers to think and act with nature in mind. More...

Sustainable development

Water and wetlands

Water is a precious resource that is under pressure from people and a changing climate. We are committed to managing water wisely and restoring a landscape rich in wetlands to help our wildlife thrive and adapt in the future. More...

Water and wetlands

Wild birds and the law

Find out how wild birds are protected by the law and where you can go to find out more detailed information. More...

Wild birds and the law

Wind farms policy

Wind power has a significant role to play in the UK’s fight against climate change. With the right strategic approach, it can be expanded without detrimental effects on important bird populations. The RSPB works with Government and developers, ensuring wind power contributes to the fight against climate change. More...

Wind farms policy