Love Minsmere

Love Minsmere

We all #LoveMinsmere. But this amazing reserve could be under threat from a new nuclear power station.

We need your help

The Sizewell Estate, on the southern boundary of Minsmere, is where EDF plan to build a new nuclear power station, Sizewell C. This could be catastrophic for wildlife. The building work may increase erosion, upsetting the delicate balance of the reserve. It could affect the water levels in Minsmere’s ditches, impacting its rare wetland wildlife, which includes bitterns, otters and ducks. Once the construction is in progress, it may increase levels of noise and light pollution. Rare marsh harriers, breeding ducks and geese and wading birds are very sensitive to this. The effects will be long-term.

We need your help and it’s not too late. Tell EDF to protect Minsmere.

Tell EDF what you think

Minsmere RSPB Reserve, view across Minsmere from Dunwich

There's still time. We need EDF to know how much you love Minsmere, and how catastrophic this proposal could be for wildlife if they don’t take action to protect it.

Love Minsmere with Chris Packham

Chris Packham tells us to Love Minsmere: why we should save it, and why it’s under threat.

Chris Packham tells us to Love Minsmere: why we should save it, and why it’s under threat.

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Minsmere RSPB Reserve, general view of Boomacre Mere


A visit to Minsmere is unforgettable. This wild and beautiful landscape buzzes with the sound of insects, and echoes with birdsong. If EDF do not protect the reserve, the wildlife could lose its home.

Campaign Champion

Wave Climate Change march, London December 5, 2009

As an RSPB Campaign Champion, we'll help you get your voice heard.

When we contact you about our campaigns, we'll send you all the necessary information, explaining the issues and the key points. We'll give you all the materials you need. We'll also include details of where to send any letters or emails and tips on making them as effective as possible.