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Yellowhammer perched on a yellow flower calling

The Dyfi, Dysynni, Mawddach Yellowhammer Project

Across the UK the yellowhammer population has fallen by 54 per cent between 1970 and 1998.

Farmland Yellowhammer Wales Advocacy
Causeymire Wind Farm, Achkeepster, Caithness, Highland region, Scotland

The effects of wind farms on upland birds

When wind farms are built in upland areas, we need to understand how these birds will respond.

Upland Buzzard Curlew Dunlin Golden plover Greenshank Hen harrier Kestrel Lapwing Meadow pipit Oystercatcher Red grouse Skylark Snipe Stonechat Wheatear White-tailed eagle Scotland Norway Climate change Identifying problems Upland Research
 Wind Farm on Slieve Rushen, Co, Fermanagh

The Energy Futures project

Climate change is one of the greatest long-term threats to wildlife.

England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Climate change Protected areas Research
A river in the Gola Forest, Sierra Leone,

The Gola Rainforest: Sierra Leone's first rainforest national park

The RSPB has the opportunity to work in some of the most amazing natural places.

International Sierra Leone Countries Advocacy Education Organisation development Site protection Species protection
 Common or Eurasian crane Grus grus, families compete aggressively for food in maize stubble field, during autumn migration period, Hohendorf

The Great Crane Project

The Great Crane Project team has ambitious plans to re-introduce European cranes to the south west of England.

Farmland Grassland Wetland Crane Greylake West Sedgemoor England Species protection
Seed spillage

The impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on farmland birds

We are assessing the risks to farmland birds of consuming seeds or crops treated with neonicotinoid pesticide.

Farmland Carrion crow Chaffinch Grey partridge House sparrow Red-legged partridge Rook Tree sparrow Yellowhammer England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Agriculture Research
Little egret Egretta garzetta, standing on brick wall with fluffed up feathers, Hampshire

The importance of protected areas in climate change adaptation

Protected areas have been important in enabling colonisation of species in the UK.

Woodland Grassland Heathland Marine and intertidal Upland Wetland UK Site protection
 Member of the Highland Biological Recording Group conducting a "Bioblitz" survey for insects, spiders & plants by sweep-netting insects, Forsinard Flows RSPB nature reserve

The RSPB's ecological services

The RSPB provides a range of ecological services with conservation in mind.

Woodland Grassland Heathland Wetland Arne Tudeley Woods West Sedgemoor Northern Ireland UK Advocacy
Black browed albatross

The UK Overseas Territories - The UK's hidden natural treasures

The UK has responsibility for 14 Overseas Territories which are astoundingly rich in biodiversity.

International Countries Habitats
Moonrise over Black peak, South Georgia, Antarctica

The UK's Wildlife Overseas: a stocktake of nature in our Overseas Territories

The first stocktake of the wildlife of our OTs has revealed that they hold 94 per cent of all known British species.

International Countries Habitats