Baltic sea on a stormy day with heavy rain falling on coastal headland, Gellort, Cape Arkona, Rugen island, Germany's most northerly point, Mecklenberg-Vorpommern, Germany

Marine cases

From fishing to windfarms, coastal defence works to oil pipelines, the pressures facing our important and often sensitive marine wildlife are many.

We work constructively with developers and the governments throughout the UK to prevent developments damaging these sensitive habitats and species. Where this is not possible, we will oppose proposals which threaten to damage our marine environments and their wildlife.

Cases

Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Atlantic Array Offshore Wind Farm

The implications of the wind farm on the areas birds and the nearby habitats needs to be fully assessed.

Energy Marine
Dark-bellied Brent Geese | The RSPB flock over the Essex coast

Bradwell B

Plans for a nuclear power station on the Blackwater Estuary threaten internationally important species and habitats.

Construction Energy Marine
Aerial view of RSPB Bempton Cliffs nature reserve

Filey Bay

Filey Bay has given life to generations of seabirds, but in recent years it has also claimed many victims.

Marine
Puffin peeking out from burrow

Forth and Tay Wind Farms

Four commercial scale offshore wind farms have been consented and proposals for more wind farms are in development.

Energy Marine Firth of Forth
 Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla, taking off from water, Farne Islands, Northumberland

Hywind Scotland Pilot Park

In October 2015 consent was granted for five floating wind turbines approximately 25km off the coast of NE Scotland.

Energy Marine
Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Navitus Bay Wind Park

We must work hard to ensure any renewable energy development is sited in the right place with minimal impact to nature.

Energy Marine
Lighthouse on sea cliffs at Dunnet Head RSPB reserve, Caithness, near Thurso, Scotland

Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters – Wave & Tidal Renewable Energy

Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters offer significant renewable energy resources in the form of wave and tidal activity.

Energy Marine
Dark-bellied Brent Geese | The RSPB flock over the Essex coast

Tipner West

Plans to destroy c30ha of internationally important intertidal and roosting habitat, including mud flats

Construction Marine Plans
 Groynes on coastline in low light, Wallasea Island RSPB reserve, Essex, England

Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project

400 years ago, the Essex coast was a wild place, a wildlife haven and a source of livelihood for local communities.

Marine