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
Three bits of good news for a Friday: for Gough Island, for European waterbirds and for the Scottish uplands
If you thought the Chancellor’s Spending Review was a bit grim, here are three things from this week to bring you cheer. First, you may have noted that following the postponement of the Gough Island Restoration operation this year due to Covid-19, th...Posted 27/11/2020 by MartinHarper
A comment on the Spending Review and what it means for nature
Earlier this month, we set out three priorities for the single year spending review. It was always going to be a delicate balance for the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to deliver any kind of economic statement in such uncertain times - we all appreciate the...Posted 25/11/2020 by MartinHarper
The Prime Minister’s ten point plan for a green industrial revolution: a spotlight on nature-based solutions
Last week, I wrote an assessment of how well the UK Government was doing against the ten commitments in the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature but I waited to give my verdict on point 5 designed to “align our climate policies with the Paris Agreement”. On W...Posted 22/11/2020 by MartinHarper
A comment on the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature: do the actions match the words?
The Prime Minister is due to make a major intervention this week outlining a ten-point plan to tackle climate change and create new green jobs. Some of the content was trailed at the weekend and this included £40m new money for habitat restoration,...Posted 15/11/2020 by MartinHarper