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
Two bits of good news for a Friday: for sand martins and for RSPB reserves
A week is a long time in Norfolk. There was a public outcry when a video appeared last Friday of a sand martin returning from migration and failing to access a nesting burrow because nets had been laid over a 1.3km stretch of Bacton cliffs on the N...Posted 12/04/2019 by MartinHarper
Rebirding: a new agenda to drive nature’s recovery?
There is a new book out tomorrow that captures the current zeitgeist to drive nature’s recovery. It’s called Rebirding and it is written by wildlife television field director, conservation writer and lifelong birder Ben MacDonald. It is a beautifully...Posted 07/04/2019 by MartinHarper
Good news for a Friday: together, we can let nature sing
@Nicky13Johnson posted this delightful tweet yesterday accompanied by a video of a robin singing: “If you could listen to just one song for the rest of your life, what would it be? I choose birdsong.” I know that Nicky is not alone. Today, we repor...Posted 05/04/2019 by MartinHarper
Climate solutions, naturally
I am an unapologetic optimist, but it can be hard to be upbeat with the current political turmoil and intensely challenging messages on climate change, plastic pollution and “insectmageddon”. Amid the gloom, we need reasons to be cheerful, so I’m del...Posted 03/04/2019 by MartinHarper
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