Farming near you
A look at farming and conservation across the UK, from the problems that wildlife and farmers face, to the solutions and projects trying to solve them.
In this section
Why farming matters
Farming is of fundamental importance for wildlife, providing breeding and feeding habitats for birds and other animals.
The Farmland Bird Indicator
Farmland bird trends have been well monitored by the British Trust for Ornithology since 1967.
Farmland bird declines - An explanation
Research has shown that there is no single reason, but that different species have reacted to different factors.
Farming in England
Roughly three-quarters of land in England is farmed in some way. Discover more about farming in England.
Farming in Northern Ireland
Farming is vital for Northern Ireland’s economy, environment and people. Find out how we work with farmers.
Farming in Scotland
Farmers have helped make Scotland’s landscape what it is today. We work to find wildlife-friendly ways of farming.
Farming in Wales
Farming is vital in giving Welsh nature a home. We work together with farmers to find wildlife-friendly methods.
FAQs - Why farming matters
Find answers to the frequently asked questions asked by farmers about the RSPB's involvement with farms and farmers.