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
Demanding action for our future
On 20th September, the world will pause for the global youth and earth climate strikes. We want to support young people all over the country and around the world who are calling for urgent climate action. At the RSPB we are encouraging our staff, vol...Posted 18/09/2019 by MartinHarper
Good news and a first for a Friday: the RSPB acquires land on one of the UK’s Overseas Territories
I am delighted to report an important milestone in the history of the RSPB. We have now acquired our first bit of land on one of the UK Overseas Territories - the Cayman Islands. This land will be leased to our partner, the National Trust of the Ca...Posted 13/09/2019 by MartinHarper
Good news for a Friday: major boost for Celtic Rainforest restoration (thanks in part to EU LIFE funding)
Visiting North Wales is always special, and yesterday I enjoyed it in the company of colleagues from organisations with whom we have big plans to restore nature. If I'd been on the right train to Bangor I might have had sunset views of the rugged co...Posted 06/09/2019 by MartinHarper
A comment on the likely and untimely death of the Agriculture Bill
It was good to see a number of MPs and Peers at our annual Westminster parliamentary reception yesterday. I hope that the scones we offered provided sustenance to help them through a long evening of voting and debate. We need politicians to be at t...Posted 05/09/2019 by MartinHarper
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