• Have your say on single-use plastics

    With all the recent publicity on plastic pollution we thought you might be interested in having your say and sharing your views with the Government. Marine plastic pollution is an increasing visible global environmental issue in our seas. In the Spring...
    • 20 Apr 2018
  • Show the Love reaches all the way to the Prime Minister!

    Welcome to the Show the Love finale! Grab yourself a drink and some nibbles and without further ado let’s head on over to the green carpet at the inaugural Green Heart Hero Awards ... Hosted by Clive Anderson in the spectacular Speaker's...
    • 28 Mar 2018
  • Show the Love 2018: our favourite bits!

    Another Show the Love week has come and gone and we're already missing the daily deliveries of fabulous crafted hearts that have been landing on our desks for the last 5 months! Next month we'll have the final figures and highlights from The Climate...
    • 27 Feb 2018
  • Help make sure our wildlife laws are worth more than the paper they’re written on

    We need your help to give nature across the whole UK a real chance to recover and flourish in future. Don’t live in England? Find out how to get involved in Northern Ireland , Scotland and Wales too. The four countries that make up the UK are...
    • 23 Feb 2018
  • Let’s make our nature laws worth more than the paper they’re written on

    Northern Ireland Campaigns Officer Christopher McAteer explains why we need your help to secure the one thing that gives nature across the UK a real chance to recover and flourish in the future. Don’t live in Northern Ireland? Find out why this...
    • 23 Feb 2018
  • Ask the Heritage Lottery Fund to continue funding nature

    Funding for nature and our natural heritage is on a knife-edge and we could use your help. Can you spare a few minutes to remind the Heritage Lottery Fund how important a thriving natural world is to all of us? Since the financial crash in 2008, spending...
    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Get involved in Show the Love from 6-14 February

    Help us turn red hearts green around Valentine's Day — show the love for the things you care about that are at risk from climate change. We know that climate change is one of the biggest threats our wildlife faces. But doom and gloom messages...
    • 5 Feb 2018
  • Reflecting on our 2017 campaigning

    It feels to me like 2017’s been a year of both progress and uncertainty. There’s been lots of positive talk, but not yet much concrete direction, on what the future for our environment will look like outside the EU. But in the absence of clarity...
    • 20 Dec 2017
  • Our love for your green hearts, and a nature crafting challenge

    Updated 15 January 2018 - We've now got crafters for every single species on our list - thank you so much to everyone bringing these species to hand-made life! Back in October we invited you to help us Show the Love alongside millions of others...
    • 14 Dec 2017
  • It's #InOurNature - is it in yours?

    After decades of decline, nature in the UK is at a cross-roads. At this time of political change, we have a duty to encourage politicians not only to secure our current environmental laws, hard won during our membership of the EU, but to go further. ...
    • 13 Nov 2017
  • The nature of farming: what you told us

    The RSPB does a lot of work on farming and food, from science to identify what’s causing wildlife declines on farmland to free advice which helps farmers protect and restore wildlife on their land to ensuring all our reserves cafes meet the Food...
    • 13 Nov 2017
  • Get crafty about climate change and help us to Show the Love next February

    Every February, for the last 3 years, the RSPB has joined in with the 100+ other organisations that make up The Climate Coalition (of which the RSPB is a founding member) to Show the Love for all the things you care about that are affected by climate...
    • 16 Oct 2017
  • You have the power to really make a difference for nature

    With over 25,500 emails sent, reaching every MP in the country and several MPs talking about the environment in the first Repeal Bill debate, it's been a cracking start to the campaign. However, it's a fact of life these days that MPs are inundated...
    • 15 Sep 2017
  • Ask the MoD to act on acacia to save birds’ lives in Cyprus

    Every autumn, the UK Sovereign Base Area of Dhekelia on the island of Cyprus witnesses the greatest and most concentrated illegal trapping of migrant birds across the whole of Cyprus. Rows of mist nets are strung between planted invasive Australian acacia...
    • 31 Aug 2017
  • I have a campaigning confession to make...

    I have never been to see my MP. As a campaigner I feel like I'm letting the side down a bit here! Not only have I never been to see my MP, I haven't even written to her! Ever since Heidi Allen MP won in South Cambridgeshire in 2015 I have been...
    • 25 Jul 2017
  • If you had £8 billion a year how would you help nature?

    Unlike some countries, we are very lucky when it comes to water in the UK. We don’t have to think too hard about where it comes from, it is just there when we turn on a tap to brush our teeth, run the bath or step into the shower. We all know that...
    • 13 Jun 2017
  • Here's our 2016 highlights!

    I don't know about you but 2016 hasn't always felt like the best of years, not least with the loss of so many well-loved names and faces. But it's worth taking a look back to remind ourselves that it hasn't all been bad. There have been...
    • 15 Dec 2016
  • What on earth is the EU Winter Package and why should we care?

    In a post-brexit world, you might wonder why we would be interested in the EU Winter Package. In her guest blog, Alice Collier, RSPB Policy Officer (Climate Change), gives us an overview of what it is and why it is hugely important for wildlife. Nature...
    • 13 Dec 2016
  • Voice your support for wildlife-friendly farming in Scotland

    Farming plays a vital role in our countryside, producing food alongside a wide range of other goods and services. 75% of our land is farmed, and so of course farming methods have a significant impact on the natural environment and our wildlife. That wildlife...
    • 20 Oct 2016
  • Shot, trapped, hunted down. Please help protect our special birds of prey

    Working with hen harriers definitely has many perks. You can spend much of your working day in a beautiful environment trying to save a stunning bird of prey, which even after so many years of observing still takes your breath away. But it does come with...
    • 13 Oct 2016
  • Conversations about farming, food and nature at Countryfile Live

    Policy Officer and farming campaigner Harry Greenfield spent his first weekend of the month at Countryfile Live, taking in the show and talking to visitors about farmland wildlife, why farming is such an important part of the RSPB's work and making...
    • 18 Aug 2016
  • Help build a new charter for trees, woods and people

    We would love you to join us in supporting the new Tree Charter, developed by our friends at The Woodland Trust. Find out why it's important, what it is and how you can help in this guest blog by Nick Phillips, Senior Policy Officer at the RSPB, helping...
    • 15 Jul 2016
  • So what is happening with fracking?

    It's been a while since we posted anything about fracking so I thought you might appreciate an update on where things are at across the UK. It's a mixed bag, to be honest, with some countries doing better than others - as you will see. Scotland...
    • 20 May 2016
  • A year of #DefendNature: what next for the laws that protect our wildlife?

    It’s spring, and our nightingales have returned, swifts and swallows are back and breeding, and turtle doves and cuckoos can be heard calling on the breeze. Our migratory birds are coming back and they’ve crossed Europe from Africa to get...
    • 12 May 2016
  • What's happening at Lodge Hill?

    What’s happening at Lodge Hill? Last year, nightingales were added to the UK red list of endangered birds for the first time; after the last census revealed there are now fewer than 6,000 singing males in our country, a shocking 90% decline over...
    • 21 Apr 2016