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
A comment on the environmental implications of the Internal Market Bill
Ever since the UK voted to leave the European Union, the RSPB has worked hard with other environmental groups to ensure Brexit would help rather than hinder our efforts to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. We set six challenges which guid...Posted 28/09/2020 by MartinHarper
A comment on "the consolation of nature" and living through autumn in the time of coronavirus
Earlier this week, I returned to our Headquarters at the Lodge. I needed to pick up my office chair and a few other things. It was only my second visit in six months and because the sun was shining, I took time to enjoy the Lodge gardens before tak...Posted 24/09/2020 by MartinHarper
A comment on the Edinburgh Declaration on biodiversity
The scale of the climate and ecological crisis requires action from all: from businesses, civil society and, of course governments at all levels. Last month, the Edinburgh Declaration was published by the Scottish Government and partners to emphasis...Posted 21/09/2020 by MartinHarper
Some good and bad news for a Friday about our shared nature
Autumn is promising to be just as wonderful as this year’s spring and I have been grabbing any opportunity to get out. While we continue to live in a time of corona with all the associated uncertainty and anxiety, once again nature is providing sola...Posted 18/09/2020 by MartinHarper