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 new for a Friday: eat chocolate and help save the Curlew
If you are short of ideas as to what to buy your loved ones this Easter, then why not try new limited-edition chocolate curlew eggs made by artisan chocolatier Mirrie Dancers. They're palm oil/soya lecithin free and for each bag sold, an average do...Posted 16/03/2018 by MartinHarper
An update on the RSPB's response to Natural England's decision to issue a license to pilot brood management of hen harriers
Many people are keen to know how the RSPB intends to respond to Natural England’s decision to issue a licence for a trial brood management scheme of hen harriers in England. This blog provides an update. As stated in our initial comment on the matte...Posted 09/03/2018 by MartinHarper
International Women's Day: a spotlight on great conservation leaders
Today is International Women's Day. It's an opportunity to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations, so I want to put a spotlight on women who have shaped nature conservation across the world. Clockwise from left Etta Sm...Posted 08/03/2018 by MartinHarper
Cyprus bird trapping – good news at last
After over a decade of increases, the good news is that the number of songbirds trapped and killed in the UK Sovereign Base on Cyprus fell by more than 70% in 2017: from 880,000 to 260,000 songbirds. While 260,000 is still 260,000 too many, I am del...Posted 06/03/2018 by MartinHarper
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