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Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus, adult male perching on song post. Devon

Cirl bunting reintroduction

We had previously been successful in increasing the number of cirl buntings in the UK, but we wanted to do more.

Farmland Cirl bunting England Species protection
Mersey Estuary RSPB reserve, aerial view

Cliffe Pools Habitat Enhancement

Learn how the RSPB and its partners are enhancing habitats to benefit threatened wetland at Cliffe Pools.

Woodland Grassland Marine and intertidal Wetland Avocet Black-headed gull Dunlin Goldeneye Lapwing Marsh harrier Nightingale Pochard Redshank Shoveler Cliffe Pools Kent England Site protection
Snipe Gallinago gallinago perched on fencepost in breeding habitat. Tiree Hebridies Scotland.

Clyde Valley wader initiative

Our farmland waders – lapwing, curlew, snipe, redshank and oystercatcher – are in urgent need of our help.

Farmland Grassland Upland Wetland Curlew Lapwing Oystercatcher Redshank Snipe Scotland Advocacy
Curlew Numenius arquata, bathing in shallow pool, Geltsdale RSPB reserve

Co-operation Across Borders for Biodiversity (CABB)

Improving habitats for birds, butterflies and plants across Northern Ireland, RoI and the west coast of Scotland.

Wetland Curlew Hen harrier Lapwing Redshank Snipe Co Antrim Co Fermanagh Northern Ireland Scotland Species protection
Teasel seedheads Dipsacus fullonum, at Lodge Hill site of special scientific interest, Medway, Kent

Comparing land sharing and land sparing for conservation in the UK

How can we maintain or increase food production without compromising wildlife and other ecosystem services?

Farmland Grassland Wetland Lakenheath Fen Nene Washes Ouse Washes Winterbourne Downs England Agriculture Ecosystem services Ongoing Research

Connection to nature

Connecting people to nature may be critical for the future of nature conservation.

Woodland Farmland Grassland Heathland Marine and intertidal Upland Urban and suburban Wetland England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Ecosystem services UK species Ongoing Research
Bald ibis, single bird flying in to roost at sunset, Soussmassa Nation Park, Morocco

Conservation of the northern bald ibis in Syria and the Middle East

The migratory colony of northern bald ibis remains on the brink of extinction despite intensive protection work.

Ethiopia International Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey Yemen Education Organisation development Species protection

Conservation solutions for lowland breeding waders

Declines in lowland breeding waders have historically been caused by habitat loss.

Farmland Grassland Wetland Black-tailed godwit Lapwing Redshank Snipe Berney Marshes and Breydon Water Buckenham Marshes Dearne Valley - Old Moor Greylake Insh Marshes Marshside Nene Washes Northward Hill Otmoor Ouse Washes Portmore Lough Valley Wetlands Ynys-hir England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Agriculture Identifying problems Research
Virunga volcanoe

Conserving Echuya Forest, Uganda

With 152 bird species Echuya is the most important forest in the country for the rarity of its fauna and flora.

International Uganda Education Site protection Species protection

Conserving Scottish machair LIFE+ project

he success of the project will help to secure the immensely important conservation value of the unique machair habitat.

Farmland Grassland Marine and intertidal Wetland Balranald Scotland Advocacy Education Site protection Species protection