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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

Ringing the reedlings – another successful year for special birds at RSPB Leighton Moss

26 September 2016

Autumn is certainly on its way and at RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve in Silverdale, that means some of its most secretive residents – the bearded reedlings, are coming out of hiding, offering visitors a greater chance of spotting these elusive birds.

Male bearded tit hiding in reedbed

Red Deer rutting on the Eastern Moors

26 September 2016

As the red deer rutting season approaches, the team on the Eastern Moors in the Peak District is busy planning an array of exciting and engaging activities to help visitors get a closer look.

Red deer

Un o bob 14 rhywogaeth yng Nghymru yn wynebu difodiant

23 September 2016

Dydd Mercher 21 Medi, bydd cynghrair o fwy na 50 o gyrff cadwraeth blaenllaw o bob rhan o Gymru yn uno i bwysleisio sefyllfa byd natur yng Nghymru.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

One in 14 species in Wales heading for extinction

23 September 2016

On Wednesday 21 September, a coalition of more than 50 leading conservation bodies across Wales will unite to highlight the state of nature in Wales.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Prepare for an awesome autumn spectacle on the Dee Estuary

23 September 2016

As summer draws to a close, the Dee Estuary enters arguably its most exciting time of year due to the arrival of vast flocks of birds returning from their Arctic breeding grounds. The RSPB is inviting visitors to take part in a series of events across their Dee Estuary nature reserve to share some of the most impressive natural spectacles in this region.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB and countryside organisations come together to protect rare geese in Caithness

23 September 2016

Wildfowlers are urged to take care of Greenland white-fronted geese which visit farmland in Caithness during winter months

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Marine Conservation Society joins campaign to protect Coul Links from development

23 September 2016

Spokesman emphasises the international importance of rare duneland habitat

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Heritage Lottery Fund grant gives nature a home in Cambridgeshire

21 September 2016

A £120,000 project to provide new homes for nature is nearing completion at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes, in Cambridgeshire.

Sunset at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes nature reserve

Wildlife charities welcome decision that protects rare Broads wildlife

21 September 2016

Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife, and the RSPB welcome decision to end water abstraction that threatened wildlife at Catfield Fen nature reserve.

Sutton Fen with waterlilies in foreground

Oxford to become England’s first ‘Swift City’

16 September 2016

The RSPB and its partners were granted £83,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a new Oxford ‘Swift City’.

Flying swift


  • UK Press office: 01767 681577
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