The RSPB is involved in a wide range of work to secure a brighter future for nature both within the UK and internationally. Conservation Programmes Director, Jo Gilbert introduces a new series of blogs that will shed light on how the RSPB and partners are taking action for nature.

Every day, staff and volunteers at the RSPB are taking action for nature. Those actions take many different forms – be that at a desk or out in nature. Our work crosses borders and involves a huge number of partners.

Together, we deliver more for nature – saving species and habitats in the UK as well as in some far-flung locations across the world.

At any one time we have teams surveying important species on nature reserves, delivering tailored conservation actions for species, advising partners on how to deliver more for nature on land and at sea, number crunching and mapping or working with funders to generate financial support our work – to name but a few. Together these actions add up to help shape a world where nature can thrive.

We’ll be using our Action for Nature blog to share our stories – big and small – about how we’re working to secure a future for species and habitats in the UK and further afield.

Turtle dove Streptopelia turtur, adult perched on branch. Credit: Ben Andrew (rspb-images.com)

You'll hear how we're working to secure a future for species in need of help, such as the little tern Sterna albifrons, as well as many other projects in the UK and across the world. © Ben Andrew (rspb-images.com).

What stories can you expect to hear about in this blog? 

We’ll delve into the detail as well as taking a bigger picture look at some of our work.

Our work spans continents. We work in vast landscapes like the Altyn Dala in Kazakhstan, the Gola Rainforest in Liberia and Sierra Leone and Harapan Rainforest in Indonesia. We will bring you stories from these impressive landscape-scale initiatives where we work closely with our BirdLife partners to find solutions for nature, climate and livelihoods.

We work with businesses and industries to influence practices and bring about positive change for nature. Our team will be talking more about how quarries, housing developments, golf courses and other land uses can create habitats for nature under threat.

We’ll travel to far flung UK Overseas Territories where we are working with incredible communities to support some of the UK’s most threatened wildlife. And we’ll hear from ocean-going colleagues striving to secure a safer future for majestic albatrosses and other seabirds and wildlife.

Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos, adult in flight. Credit: RSPB (rspb-images.com)

We're working with partners and communities to secure a future for nature in far-flung places. Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos© RSPB (rspb-images.com)

The UK sits on a key migratory route for birds, stretching from the Arctic to sub-Saharan Africa. We’ll bring you stories of epic journeys and incredible partnerships that are working to create a safer flyway for long-distance migratory species.

We’ll explore some of the 222 RSPB nature reserves in the UK. Our reserves cover almost 160,000 hectares - that’s an area four times the size of the Isle of Wight! They’re important sites for so many special species and habitats.

We’ll uncover how the RSPB uses technology to shape our work. From remote sensing to drone imagery – we are driven by science and data.

Species are at the heart of what the RSPB does. Join us as we hear from colleagues working to save species in the UK and further afield. From Asian vultures to familiar farmland favourites like the turtle dove.

A common thread through so many of these stories will be partnerships. We cannot do this work alone. Volunteers, other conservation and research organisations, universities, governments, businesses, funding bodies and you, our supporters, make our work possible.

Turtle dove Streptopelia turtur, adult perched on branch. Credit: Ben Andrew (rspb-images.com)

We'll bring you stories of epic journeys and incredible partnerships that are working to create a safer flyway for long-distance migratory species, like the turtle dove Streptopelia turtur. © Ben Andrew (rspb-images.com).

Join us

Follow along on the Action for Nature blog to join us in our journey to secure a positive future for nature in the UK and overseas.

Nature is in crisis. Together we can save it.

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