Find out more about the RSPB’s positions on a diverse range of issues which include things such as agriculture, marine protection, climate change and safeguarding sites.
Response for nature
The State of Nature report found that 60 per cent of UK species studied had declined in recent decades. This left the question: 'what needs to be done to improve the fate of nature in the UK?'
In this section
Agriculture and land-use
The RSPB campaigns for policies providing fair deals for farmers, consumers and wildlife.
We work on policies to reduce gas emissions that cause climate change and to allow wildlife to adapt to climate change.
We need as many children as possible to be engaged with nature, so they value it and prioritise it.
Forestry and native woods
We believe the environmental, social and economic benefits provided by the UK's woodland can be increased.
Human health and nature
Learn about the RSPB's views on health and nature, from the use of green spaces and natural habitats to reducing stress.
Marine and coastal
Explore the RSPB's views on marine and coastal policy. From laws that protect our sealife, to oil-spills and fishing.
Safeguarding wildlife sites
Many of our most important places for wildlife are now protected as Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
Water and wetlands
Water is a precious resource, but the demands we are placing on our water environment are increasingly unsustainable.
Martin Harper, RSPB Director of Conservation blog
Why Saturday's Walk for Wildlife matters
When we conceived the first State of Nature report in 2013, we wanted to create a common evidence base about about what was happening to our wildlife in the UK and on the 14 UK Overseas Territories. Our hope was that this would unite the sector to p...Posted 16/09/2018 by MartinHarper
Good news for a Friday: I have good taste
Earlier this week, our tropical forest team invited colleagues to do a blind chocolate tasting session including samples made from cocoa grown by Sierra Leone farmers in Gola Forest. I was in London that day but pulled rank and asked for some samples...Posted 14/09/2018 by MartinHarper
Agriculture Bill - over the first hurdle?
Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of the upcoming Agriculture Bill for the environment, and wondered whether Defra would clear this early hurdle in its quest for a ‘Green Brexit’. I am glad to say that, having read Defra’s press notice issued t...Posted 12/09/2018 by MartinHarper
A crucial moment for the future of farming
This week, we expect Defra to table its new Agriculture Bill. This Bill will set out what the future for agriculture in England will look like once the UK has left the European Union, and with it the infamous Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). For wil...Posted 11/09/2018 by MartinHarper
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