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
Preventing extinction: a test of leadership
The big five were on show in Kent on Friday. Sitting eating excellent cheese and pickle sandwiches, I saw wood pigeon, stock dove, collared dove, feral pigeon and… turtle dove! Lovely image of turtle dove courtesy of young Kent birder, Jack Farrar ...Posted 24/06/2019 by MartinHarper
What net zero means for ecosystems
Last week the UK Government made the welcome announcement that it has set a target of net zero emissions, to be enshrined in law. This is a big step forward in the ambition needed to tackle the climate crisis and the focus is now shifting to how that...Posted 21/06/2019 by MartinHarper
The Halvergate Marshes Freshwater Project: working for farmers, wildlife and the climate
Friday was a very good day. I was in the Broads helping to celebrate the launch of the Halvergate Marshes Freshwater Project. The weather was kind and it was great opportunity to see the potential of a new £2m scheme designed to keep get more freshw...Posted 16/06/2019 by MartinHarper
Another update on General Licenses
Regular readers of this blog will be aware of the situation that has developed over the last couple of months concerning General Licences, which I have blogged about here, here and here. There has been a further development so here is an update as to...Posted 13/06/2019 by MartinHarper
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