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
An update on the impact of lead ammunition and why it should be banned
Last month, I reported the good news that the French Council of State had suspended the turtle dove hunting season in France with immediate effect, following a legal challenge from our colleagues at the French BirdLife partner, LPO. There has been mo...Posted 23/10/2020 by MartinHarper
The Prime Minister’s 30% pledge: what it means for our uplands and driven grouse shooting
For the UK Government to have a chance to meet the Prime Minister’s pledge for 30% of the UK land to be protected by 2030 not only will it need the buy in and support from the devolved administrations (who have responsibility for environmental issues...Posted 12/10/2020 by MartinHarper
Outcome of the RSPB’s review of gamebird shooting and associated land management
At today's AGM, Kevin Cox, the RSPB's Chair of Council, reported back the outcomes of our review of gamebird shooting and associated land management and gave the following statement: "A year ago, I announced the RSPB’s intention to review our policy ...Posted 10/10/2020 by MartinHarper
A reflection on this week's news
If there is a correlation between nature conservation impact and media profile/political speeches, this would be an excellent week. Of course, life is not that simple, but it would be wrong to simply dismiss the political interventions around the UN...Posted 02/10/2020 by MartinHarper