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Eroded peat bog on Holme Moss with heather moors in background, South Pennines, England,

Scottish Parliament fails to declare a Nature Emergency

Wednesday 18 November 2020 by Kirsty Nutt

Despite a wide-ranging debate showing the Scottish Parliament’s increasing concern for nature, it misses a vital opportunity..

General Green issues Conservation Scotland
RSPB Forsinard Flows; view from visitor trail, including snow-capped Ben Griam, Highland, Scotland.

Transformational peatland strategy needed to tackle Scotland’s nature and climate crisis

Tuesday 17 November 2020 by Jess Barrett

Scotland needs a more ambitious and coherent strategy on peatland restoration if the full potential of this habitat to help..

Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland
Young people removing vegetation from water

Green recovery plan can boost jobs and nature in Northern Ireland in the aftermath of Covid-19

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Investing in Northern Ireland’s natural environment has a vitally important role to play in the economic recovery from Covid..

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Campaigns Climate change Conservation Economic development Giving Nature a Home Green issues Habitat conservation Planning and economics Northern Ireland
Marine Protection Zone, Tristan da Cunha | The RSPB

UK Overseas Territory becomes one of the world’s biggest sanctuaries for wildlife

Wednesday 11 November 2020

The Government and people of Tristan da Cunha make visionary declaration with support of an international partnership including..

Marine and water International International

Government set to fail first major domestic test of its commitment to saving nature says the RSPB

Tuesday 10 November 2020

The Government looks set to fail in its first major domestic test over its declared commitment to the environment ahead..

Two decades of nature friendly farming see bird numbers soar more than ten times

Friday 6 November 2020 by By Jenna Hutber

Farmland covers 75% of the UK making it vital in the fight to reverse nature’s decline

Red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus, adult male in early morning sun. Cairngorm. Scotland.

RSPB Scotland responds to socio-economic review of grouse shooting in Scotland

Wednesday 4 November 2020 by James Reynolds

SRUC have today released a series of reports assessing socioeconomic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors and..

Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland
Short-eared owl flying

Final push for access permissions to protect Orkney’s native wildlife and economy

Monday 2 November 2020

The Orkney Native Wildlife Project is making a final appeal to landowners across the Orkney Mainland and the linked isles..

Arctic tern Curlew Hen harrier Lapwing Oystercatcher Redshank Red-throated diver Short-eared owl Orkney Conservation General Species conservation
Person looking up at autumnal trees

Nature being prescribed in Edinburgh to support health and wellbeing

Monday 2 November 2020 by Kirsty Nutt

GPs at five practices in Edinburgh have started prescribing nature as part of a new collaboration between RSPB Scotland..

Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland

Government under increasing pressure to ban burning on England’s peatlands

Wednesday 28 October 2020 by By Tony Whitehead

One year on from saying they would ban burning on peatlands, the Government is still prevaricating