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
A transformation of the food system - for people and nature
Today's a busy day. Later this morning, Michael Gove is giving a speech about his upcoming Environment Bill and what he wants to see in it. This is an important moment and we will be giving the content close scrutiny to see if it matches previous pos...Posted 15/07/2019 by MartinHarper
Good news for a Friday: two long-term conservation projects reap the reward for wildlife and people
The size of the conservation challenge can be daunting: a growing list of species threatened with extinction, wildlife sites in trouble and the pressures on nature intensifying. This is why I remain a fan of earth/conservation optimism to demonstrate...Posted 12/07/2019 by MartinHarper
Seventy years on, can National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty lead the fight to save nature?
Guest blog by David Hampson from the RSPB's Site Conservation Policy Team Seventy years on from the legislation that paved the way for the creation of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in England and Wales, two important ...Posted 10/07/2019 by MartinHarper
The conservationist's dilemma: an update on the science, policy and practice of the impact of predators on wild birds (6)
Conservation is often about making tough decisions about when to intervene and when not to. Sometimes - as is the case for vertebrate control - these decisions can be controversial. In the end, decisions we take are judged by the outcomes we achiev...Posted 10/07/2019 by MartinHarper
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