We're working with farmers to find and share practical wildlife-friendly farming techniques.
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Farming after Brexit
Following the decision in June 2016 for the UK to leave the European Union, major decisions will need to be made about how all governments across the UK support the environment, farming and rural development to replace the Common Agricultural Policy.
The RSPB, in partnership with leading UK conservation organisations, has called on the government to grasp the opportunity to provide more support to nature-friendly farmers and secure a better future for our countryside. We are currently working with farmers and others with expertise in food, rural development and conservation to achieve this.
Get a farmland bird survey
Find out how to get a survey of the bird-life on your farmland.
If you know which birds are on your farm, then you can find out what they need and how you can help them.
Advice on how to manage habitats for wildlife on your farm, from margins, banks and headlands to meadows, scrub land and buildings.
Agriculture and land-use
Our work with government helps develop agricultural policies that support the vital work that nature needs farmers to do.
EU LIFE+ Farmland bird project
The EU LIFE+ Programme supported our Farmland Bird Project, enabling us to provide free bird surveys, an annual wildlife-friendly farming competition and free practical advice for farmers from specialist experts in their own area.
Find out more about the project and how it’s helped us shape the new advice and support tools we have available for farmers.
Our work with farmers was kindly sponsored by the EU LIFE+ fund between January 2010 and September 2013, safeguarding the future of our farmland birds under the EU Birds Directive.
Nature of Farming Award
Our farming blog
The future of agriculture in Northern Ireland - A response to the NI Affairs Committee
RSPBNI has partnered with a range of environmental NGOs as part of the NI Nature Matters campaign, which is working together for a nature friendly Brexit in Northern Ireland. Recently, as part of this coalition we responded to the Northern Ireland Af...Posted 24/05/2018 by Kathryn Smith
Survey season underway at Hope Farm
The 2018 season of spring and summer surveys are in full swing at Hope Farm. Read the latest update on the farm monitoring on our Saving Species’ blog herePosted 18/05/2018 by Kathryn Smith
Helping to bring curlews back from the brink: Part 2
Curlews are one of the UK’s most-loved birds and for many farmers and crofters its arrival heralds the start of spring. But sadly, this wading bird is in serious trouble; in the past two decades the UK breeding population has halved, with the most se...Posted 16/05/2018 by Kathryn Smith
Helping to bring curlews back from the brink: Part 1
Curlews are one of the UK’s most-loved birds and for many farmers and crofters its arrival heralds the start of spring. But sadly, this wading bird is in serious trouble; in the past two decades the UK breeding population has halved, with the most se...Posted 15/05/2018 by Kathryn Smith
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