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 round up of some good news for International Biodiversity Day
Today is International Biodiversity Day – a chance to celebrate the millions of species with which we share this beautiful planet. I have always believed in the intrinsic value of species – the right for a species to exist. It is the primary reason...Posted 22/05/2020 by MartinHarper
Our shared agenda for a green recovery and conditions for optimism
Last night the Prime Minister outlined the headlines of a "conditional plan" for how we might emerge from the lockdown. We were, of course, listening very carefully and will respond to any detailed guidance that emerges from political leaders across...Posted 11/05/2020 by MartinHarper
A comment on International Dawn Chorus Day in Lockdown
Tomorrow is International Dawn Chorus Day - a day to celebrate the early morning swell of birdsong. Even if you don’t want to get up with the birds at dawn, it’s the perfect time to throw open your windows and let the birdsong in. My daughter and...Posted 02/05/2020 by MartinHarper
An update on the RSPB’s review of its policy on gamebird shooting (3)
The consultation phase of the review of the RSPB’s policy on gamebird shooting has ended, so I thought it would be timely to provide an update of progress. As you may recall, we are doing the review because there is growing public concern and mounti...Posted 01/05/2020 by MartinHarper