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
Good news for a Friday: chocolate that works for people and wildlife
If, for whatever reason, you are still in need of a dose optimism, here is an update by my colleague, Jake di Paolo (Project Research Officer, Gola Cocoa), on work we are doing in West Africa helping to develop livelihoods from cocoa production to su...Posted 13/07/2018 by MartinHarper
More optimism please
My evening of sadness watching England bow out of the World Cup last night was flanked by two very uplifting days. Today, colleagues from the Smithsonian Institute were in Cambridge to explore how best to build on the success of Earth Optimism in 201...Posted 12/07/2018 by MartinHarper
The not so long road to 2020
Last month, I offered a view about the future direction of nature conservation. I argued that the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Convention on Biological Diversity targets provide the best framework for the tackling the loss of nature and...Posted 11/07/2018 by MartinHarper
The Saddleworth fire and the importance of restoring our peatland habitats in tackling climate change
A lot can happen in a week so I thought it a good idea to get an update from RSPB Senior Land Use Policy Officer Dr Pat Thompson on the recent events at RSPB Dove Stone. ---------------------------------------- The recent fire in the northwest Peak D...Posted 06/07/2018 by MartinHarper
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