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.

Calls for a Green Recovery

Why we must invest in nature to secure our long-term recovery.

Clean air, water and food are by-products of a healthy planet and essential to our survival. But growing scientific evidence indicates that deforestation, pollution, climate change and the over-exploitation of wildlife are damaging the natural world.

That’s why RSPB NI and a coalition of signatories have written an open letter to the First Minister and deputy First Minister, calling for a resilient economy, healthy communities and a thriving natural environment to be at the heart of the recovery effort.

Find out more 



Stormont Northern Ireland Assembly, Belfast