Conservation and sustainability
In the Flow Country in northern Scotland - Europe's largest blanket bog - the RSPB has encouraged extensive scientific evaluation of its peatland restoration management, focussed on its largest reserve: Forsinard Flows.
The importance of protected areas in climate change adaptation
Population declines and range contraction have left hawfinches confined to just a few key breeding areas in the UK. The current research programme sets out to further our understanding of their ecology and inform future conservation efforts.
The first-ever stocktake of the wildlife of our amazing Overseas Territories has revealed that they hold 94 per cent of all known unique British species, with potentially a further 2,100 species new to science still to be discovered.
Is food shortage on the breeding grounds limiting turtle dove populations, can this be addressed by increasing food provision, and what role might parasite infection play?
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The UK's leading bird conservation organisations have worked together to review the status of birds in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Date: 3 December 2015Authors: Eaton MA, Aebischer NJ, Brown AF, Hearn RD, Lock L, Musgrove AJ, Noble DG, Stroud DA and Gregory RD
The state of the UK's birds 2015 (SUKB), is the 16th edition of this annual report. It provides a one-stop shop for all the latest results from annual, periodic and one-off surveys and monitoring programmes.
Date: 10 November 2015Authors: Hayhow DB, Bond AL, Eaton MA, Grice PV, Hall C, Hall J, Harris SJ, Hearn RD, Holt CA, Noble DG, Stroud DA and Wotton S
Part of a collection that aims to highlight RSPB science from the last decade. This case study focuses on birds as indicators of environmental change.
Date: 22 July 2015Authors: Dr Richard Gregory, Dr Mark Eaton
The annual report of the Wetland Bird Survey.
Date: 22 April 2015
A continuation of RSPB Centre for Conservation Science report looking at bitterns and wetland management.
Date: 16 December 2014Authors: Gilbert, G., Wotton, S., White, G. and Sears, J.
A new report showcasing the last 10 years of RSPB Scientific work.
Date: 26 February 2014Authors: RSPB
This case study forms part of a collection that aims to highlight RSPB science from the last decade. We have chosen these studies as they demonstrate great science, and have had, or are likely to have, a major impact on conservation.
Date: 22 January 2016Authors: Dr Rowena Langston
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