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Hanson-RSPB Wetland Project

An ambitious partnership project that will deliver the RSPB Ouse Fen nature reserve in Cambridgeshire.

Wetland Bearded tit Bittern Marsh harrier Ouse Fen Cambridgeshire England Site protection Species protection
Henderson Island, view of the coastline, British Overseas Territory

Henderson Island restoration programme

Uninhabited, with almost no human influence, this remote paradise is home to more than 55 species found nowhere else.

Woodland Marine and intertidal UK International Pitcairn Islands Site protection Species protection
Young Lapwing on Alistair Robb's farm. Stirlingshire. Scotland.

Hiraethog lapwing project

The Hiraethog area has one of few remaining lapwing populations in the Welsh uplands, but numbers have declined.

Farmland Grassland Upland Wetland Lapwing Wales Advocacy Education Species protection
Side view of a curlew with its beak open in short green grass.

Hiraethog wader project

While curlew numbers are decreasing in other areas, there are many curlews breeding in the Hiraethog area.

Farmland Grassland Upland Wetland Curlew Lapwing Wales Advocacy Education Species protection
Small scale trials of potential solutions to farmland bird decline before use in larger scale research trials or agri-environment scheme options at RSPB Hope Farm

Hope Farm

The results from this project have helped develop our messages and advice to farmers, government and the general public.

Farmland Grey partridge Linnet Reed bunting Skylark Yellowhammer England UK Advocacy
Turtle dove Streptopelia turtur, adult perched in tree top, Fowlmere RSPB reserve,

Hope for Malta

We are working with BirdLife Malta, to insist EU bird protection laws are implemented and enforced.

International Malta Advocacy
Man birdwatching on bench

How does contact with nature affect our wellbeing?

Investigating the relationships between biodiversity and human health and wellbeing.

England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Ecosystem services Ongoing Research
RSPB's Hope farm, at the time of the wheat harvest, Knapwell, Cambridgeshire, England

Impact on global biodiversity of agricultural development

Humans are likely to require at least twice as much agricultural produce in 2050 as they do now.

Farmland UK International Site protection
 Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla, taking off from water, Farne Islands, Northumberland

Impacts of climate and oceanographic change on seabirds

This project examines how changing climate and oceanography affects seabirds.

Marine and intertidal Kittiwake Climate change Research
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus taking flight from sea

Improving census methods for nocturnal burrow nesting seabirds

This project seeks to improve existing playback methods and evaluate approaches emerging from advances in technology.

Marine and intertidal Leach's petrel Manx shearwater Storm petrel Mousa Ramsey Island Identifying problems UK species Research