Campaigning for nature
We're working hard to stop bad things happening unnecessarily to beautiful places around the UK. We need a planning system that creates the right development, in the right place. Together we can secure a future for the nature we love.
Advice to help you influence local decisions and protect the wildlife that is important to you.
Our local planning packs are specially designed for each country, and guide you through the (sometimes) tricky process of protecting a special place near you. More...
We've picked out the top five cases we're currently working on and that need your help.
Lodge Hill, Chattenden Woods, Kent
The Hoo Peninsula in north Kent is home to one of the largest populations of nightingales in the UK. The nationally important nightingale population at Lodge Hill is threatened by proposals on behalf of the Ministry of Defence to build a new settlement of up to 5,000 houses. The RSPB is continuing its fight against this proposal.
Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) has applied to the Scottish Government for consent for a 39-turbine wind farm at Strathy South, a site immediately adjacent to the RSPB Forsinard Flows nature reserve in the heart of the Flow Country. RSPB Scotland's objection has been backed by the Highland Council and we gave evidence at a recent public local enquiry.
Tana River Delta
One of the most important wetlands in Africa is in danger of drowning under a plethora of proposed developments.
Walshaw Moor and Northern England’s protected blanket bogs
In 2012, the RSPB submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission over decisions by Natural England that place at risk the internationally important habitats (especially blanket bog) and wildlife of protected areas in the South Pennines. Since then, we have discovered that Natural England consent to burn protected blanket bog almost routinely on grouse moors in England. We estimate this affects around 73,000 ha of deep peat soils that should be conserved as healthy blanket bog. This undermines the ability to restore these internationally important habitats and protect their wildlife and associated ecosystem services such as carbon storage and water quality.
Able Marine Energy Park
Able UK's marine energy park will destroy 45ha of the Humber estuary that internationally important wildlife relies on. We need your support to fight for a better approach.
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