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 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
Turtle dove Streptopelia turtur, pair perched on agricultural machinery, Essex, England,

The Upper Wensum focus area

The Upper Wensum is one of our focus areas targeting the conservation of the European turtle dove.

Farmland Grassland England Advocacy Species protection
Minsmere RSPB Reserve, Avocet chick Recurvirostra avosetta wading in shallow water

Titchwell Marsh Coastal Change Project

This project will protect freshwater habitats on Titchwell Marsh from destruction due to erosion and rising sea levels.

Marine and intertidal Wetland Frampton Marsh Freiston Shore Titchwell Marsh England Site protection
Turtle dove caught and tagged at Lawford in Essex

Tracking migrants

Tagging birds to discover the secrets of their migratory journeys.

Woodland Farmland Grassland Upland Urban and suburban Pied flycatcher Ring ouzel Spotted flycatcher Swift Turtle dove Whinchat Wood warbler Frampton Marsh Geltsdale England Northern Ireland Scotland Algeria France Gambia Guinea Liberia Mali Mauritania Morocco Nigeria Portugal Senegal Spain Western Sahara International species Research
Tristan da cunha

Tristan da Cunha Programme

As well as around 300 islanders, this mountainous archipelago is home to millions of pairs of seabirds.

International Tristan da Cunha Organisation development Site protection Species protection