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
Reaction to the judgement on our legal challenge against Natural England’s decision to grant licenses to trial brood management of hen harriers
This morning Mrs Justice Lang handed down her judgment on the legal challenges that the RSPB and Dr Mark Avery had taken against Natural England and the decision to issue licences to trial the so-called brood management scheme for hen harriers. I’m s...Posted 14/03/2019 by MartinHarper
A comment on the environmental credentials of the Chancellor’s Spring Statement
Amid the political maelstrom surrounding Brexit this week, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered a Spring Statement today which gave us grounds for cautious optimism. As I commented previously, even with existing levels of protec...Posted 13/03/2019 by MartinHarper
The Time Is Now
Sometimes it only takes one person to change the course of history. Just look at Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl who hit the news recently because of her climate strikes. It started in August last year when Greta sat outside Swedish Parliament...Posted 10/03/2019 by MartinHarper
Good news for a Friday: a round up of this week’s news
Here are few things you may have missed if you have been a bit busy or distracted this week… …the new “Sector Deal” partnership announced yesterday between the UK Government and the offshore wind sector is a big deal. It signals the latest steps tow...Posted 08/03/2019 by MartinHarper
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