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.
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
Worrying news from Cyprus with growing development threat to internationally important Akrotiri wetlands
There has recently been better news from Cyprus about the scale of illegal song trapping on the island. Yet, concerns have now emerged about the UK Government considering plans to relax wildlife protections to enable the development of new resorts, ...Posted 09/05/2021 by MartinHarper
Looking forward to what the Queen has to say next week
It’s election day across England, Wales and Scotland today. Don’t forget to vote! I hope that you are thinking about nature when you cast your vote and then hold your elected representatives to account for the promises made. Tomorrow, purdah will ...Posted 06/05/2021 by MartinHarper
Good news for a Friday: 2020 was, despite everything, an amazing year for wildlife on RSPB reserves
Here is a press release that we put out today about how wildlife fared on RSPB reserves in 2020. It helps to promote our new report and will lift your spirits, I promise. But, if that doesn't work for you, then why not visit your local RSPB nature ...Posted 23/04/2021 by MartinHarper
In praise of two mega partnership projects helping to Restore Our Earth: Gough and Gola
This afternoon, I took part in an informal Defra-led Earth Day event to showcase some of the work that was being done to improve the natural environment. I joined colleagues from Cefas, from UNEP-WCMC and the World Economic Forum. It was a good thi...Posted 22/04/2021 by MartinHarper