View of sea defences with setting sun, Wallasea Island RSPB reserve, Essex, England

Policy in Northern Ireland

Find out how we work to make sure that Northern Ireland has a sustainable future for people and nature.

Our policy work

RSPB Northern Ireland works across a diverse range of policy areas and employs a team of dedicated staff to understand the threats facing our wildlife and habitats.

Priority policy areas include:

  • ensuring our protected areas on land and sea are managed effectively, moving towards creating a low carbon economy
  • influencing agriculture policy to help halt biodiversity declines in the wider countryside
  • helping to encourage a greater connection to nature for our children through education policy.   

We work with policymakers from across the political spectrum to convince them of the importance of protecting and enhancing nature now and for future generations.

We also work with those who have the capacity to bring about positive change to deliver the best environmental outcomes for wildlife, local communities and the economy. 

Read more about the RSPB's policy work.

Northern Ireland Environment Strategy

Help nature have a fighting chance by giving your views on NI’s first ever Environment Strategy.

Join us in asking for a climate change act for Northern Ireland, an independent environmental protection agency, nature recovery networks and incentives for farmers to deliver more for the environment. 

We’ve set up a quick and easy e-action that asks for these four transformational policies.

Find out more and add your voice before the 23 December deadline.



Lough Foyle RSPB reserve, Co. Londonderry, mud at low tide