Heather moorland in the shadow of Carn Bingally. Ling heather Calluna vulgaris. Corrimony RSPB reserve. Scotland

Open cases

We are involved in more cases than you might think.

This is a small selection of cases we are currently working on, around the UK and internationally.

Cases

Whooper swan, adult, in snowy field

A6 dualling proposals

The site supports almost 46,000 waterbirds in the winter, including internationally important numbers of whooper swans.

Transport
 Insh Marshes RSPB reserve, Loch Insh, 2000

A9 dualling at Insh Marshes

Proposals to upgrade the A9 trunk road through RSPB Scotland's Insh Marshes and over the River Spey in the Cairngorms.

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

Aberdeen offshore demonstration wind farm

An application for an 11-turbine offshore wind farm north of Aberdeen has been consented by the Scottish Government.

Energy
Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar Papilio machaon, perched on fennel, RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk

Catfield Fen

We must fight to protect Catfield Fen, an important habitat in one of Europe’s most important wetland sites.

Water
Oystercatcher flock in flight over water.

Coul Links

A proposed golf course threatens a protected area of valuable coastal dune habitat, home to many species of wildlife.

Construction
Clarkes Weaver male

Dakatcha Woodland

Fantastic news, permission for a biofuel project which could have destroyed Dakatcha Woodland has been refused.

Energy
Aerial Danube Delta

Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is well known as one of Europe's premier wetlands.

Construction Transport
Black-browed albatross Thalassarche melanophrys, Bird Island, South Georgia, South Atlantic

Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are home to spectacular wildlife including important populations of seabirds and penguins.

Energy
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

Scottish Ministers have granted consent for four offshore wind farm developments in the Firths of Forth and Tay region.

Energy Marine Forth of Firth
Hen harrier Circus cyaneus, adult female perched on heather at Loch Gruinart RSPB reserve, Islay

Glen App and Loch Ree

Initial public consultation has been undertaken by Scottish Power Renewables, who hope to construct a large wind farm.

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

Hywind Scotland Pilot Park

Statoil has submitted plans to build the first floating wind farm off the Scottish east coast.

Energy
Pied wheatear

Kaliakra

Since 2007 more than 360 projects were proposed which will cause direct harm to feeding habitats of red-breasted geese.

Construction
Flamingoes

Lake Natron

Three-quarters of the world population of lesser flamingos depend on Tanzania's Lake Natron as a breeding site.

Industry
 Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos, singing from a hawthorn bush, Minsmere, Suffolk

Lodge Hill, Chattenden Woods, Kent

Fighting plans to develop housing at Lodge Hill - one of the most important sites in the country for nightingales.

Construction Plans
Aerial shot over Shorne Marshes RSPB Reserve, Kent

Lower Thames Crossing

Highways England is consulting on a new road crossing of the Lower Thames to supplement the existing Dartford crossings.

Transport
Water vole, Arvicola amphibius, Peak District, UK

M4 motorway diversion around Newport, Gwent

An inquiry is underway, considering proposals to build a new motorway south of Newport across the Gwent Levels.

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

Moray Firth wind farms

Scottish Government is considering two offshore wind farm applications which represent large-scale development.

Energy

Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

A proposed major new road could threaten some of the most important wildlife habitats in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Transport
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
Ringed plover charadrius hiaticula, adult amongst razorshells. Side view. Titchwell beach, Norfolk

Rosyth International Container Terminal

We are supporting Scottish Natural Heritage's objection to a development which could cause significant harm to the SPA.

Industry Transport Forth of Firth
Blue wood texture background

Saint Helena

Construction of an airport & the development of tourism in St Helena may have a profound effect on the environment.

Aviation Construction Industry Transport
Wild adult white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis) in flight.Pinjore, Haryana, India

Serengeti highway

Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous national parks in the world but could be severed by a major highway.

Transport
Minsmere RSPB Reserve, view across Minsmere from Dunwich,

Sizewell C new nuclear power station, Suffolk

The Sizewell C development has the potential to have a major impact on one of the UK's most wildlife-rich areas.

Construction Energy
Traffic passing Stonehenge

Stonehenge

We are objecting to a proposal to build a tunnel that will directly impact a number of stone-curlew nesting territories.

Transport
Greenshank, Tringa nebularia. Brownsea Island Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve. Dorset, England

Strathy South

The site of the proposed Strathy South 39-turbine wind farm is unsuitable due to the risk to the surrounding species.

Energy Strathy
David Douglas (Conservation Scientist) heads up a team looking into the effects of a wind farm on Golden plover Pluvialis apricaria, Sutherland, Scotland

Strathy Wood

E.ON developers have applied for an 18-turbine windfarm, Strathy Wood, sited on blanket bog. RSPB Scotland has objected.

Energy Strathy
Oil seed rape, RSPB Hope Farm, Cambridgeshire

Tana River Delta

One of the most important wetlands in Africa is in danger of drowning under a plethora of proposed developments.

Industry
Landscapes in the Thames Estuary near the site on reclaimed marshland on the Isle of Grain

Thames Estuary

We are against the construction of an airport in the Thames Estuary, including the government's latest proposals.

Aviation
Redshank, Tringa totanus Brownsea Island Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve. Dorset, England

The Lyth Valley

The Environment Agency's decision to turn off pumps in the Lyth Valley could provide a chance for habitat restoration.

Water
Whooper swans Cygnus cygnus, in flight at dusk, Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Lancashire

The Severn Estuary

The Severn Estuary and its wildlife is under threat from a proposal to build a tidal barrage to generate electricity.

Energy
 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
Eroded peat bog on Holme Moss with heather moors in background, South Pennines, England,

Walshaw Moor and Northern England’s protected blanket bogs

The case began with our concerns over Natural England's actions in relation to an upland shooting estate, Walshaw Moor.

Site management
Woodlark Lullula arborea back view

West Brandon road and housing

Rare and vulnerable birds are under threat from development in one of the UK's most unique and wildlife-rich landscapes.

Construction
White-fronted goose Anser flavirostris (greenland race), adult male, Loch Gruinart RSPB reserve, Islay

Willow Wind Farm

RSPB Scotland has significant concerns about plans to site turbines between feeding and roosting grounds used by geese.

Energy

Open megasites

RSPB Forsinard Flows; view from visitor trail, including snow-capped Ben Griam, Highland, Scotland.  November 10, 2010.

Strathy Windfarms

These lie near Scotland’s north coast in Flow Country, a vast expanse of peatland habitat of international importance.

 Humber estuary. Saltmarsh at Pyewipe, Grimsby.

The Humber Estuary

We are working to ensure that future development on the Humber complies with international law.

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