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Welcome to the RSPB's Media Centre, we are here to help you produce great stories.

Providing you with topical news, features and comment is just the start. You can also find the contact details of our national and regional media officers across the UK, our press release archive and details of the resources we can provide to help you. We place a very high value on quality media coverage and we look forward to working with you to achieve this.

The stories we tell reflect the RSPB's leading role as a campaigning charity working to save threatened birds and wildlife, the special places they depend on and the environment that supports them.

Our unique combination of practical land management and cutting edge policy work is supported by sound science and more than a million members, including the world's largest wildlife club for young people.

Latest press releases

Rare cranes fledge in view of passing commuters

22 August 2016

For the second year running, two pairs of cranes have successfully raised three crane chicks between them at Lakenheath Fen.

Cranes at RSPB Lakenheath Fen reserve

Puffins up for grabs at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

22 August 2016

During August Bank Holiday weekend, visitors to RSPB Bempton Cliffs will be given a chance to ‘hook-a-puffin’, in a twist on the traditional fairground game, at the nature reserve’s summer fete.

Young boy visiting Bempton Cliffs

Another satellite tagged bird of prey disappears in the Monadhliath Mountains

18 August 2016

RSPB Scotland has announced that a young hen harrier has gone missing on a grouse moor in the Monadhliath Mountains.

Male hen harrier hunting along coastline

Building new homes for swifts and communities

17 August 2016

Swift numbers have almost halved in twenty years and new nesting boxes are needed to help numbers recover as they return to the UK to breed every summer

Swifts flying at low level over rooftops

MSP encounters ancient tree in the heart of RSPB’s Abernethy nature reserve

17 August 2016

Douglas Ross MSP briefed on RSPB Scotland’s 200-year vision for expansion of Caledonian pine forest

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Hornsea offshore wind farm decision devastating for iconic seabirds

16 August 2016

The RSPB is deeply concerned that the Secretary of State’s decision to approve the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm will lead to the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of globally important seabirds.

Gannets displaying at nest

Thousands flock to Birdfair

16 August 2016

Celebrity speakers, filming with dinosaurs and 20 years of ospreys at world’s largest nature event

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB warns driven grouse shooting does not have a future without change

12 August 2016

Europe’s biggest conservation charity is warning that reform is the only way grouse shooting can save itself in England.

Ringtail hen harrier in flight

Satellite tagged golden eagles disappearing in the Monadhliath mountains

11 August 2016

RSPB Scotland has issued an appeal for information following the disappearance of another young golden eagle, the eighth of this species to vanish in the same area in less than five years.

Golden eagle profile

Fife sea eagle chick takes flight

10 August 2016

A white-tailed (sea) eagle chick that hatched in a Forest Enterprise Scotland wood in Fife has taken its first flight.

Mull 2008: Satellite-tagged eagle chick


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