• Let’s celebrate Scotland’s wildlife heroes

    New discoveries are being made in nature all the time. Last year, scientists in California unearthed 133 new species including Dracula ants, a lantern shark and an armoured lizard endemic to Angola, to name a few. And even though we're only a few months into 2017, seven new frogs have already been discovered in India - four of them smaller than a thumbnail - and a new species of gibbon has been found living in the rainforests…

    • 17 Mar 2017
  • Satellite tagging birds: the facts

    Duncan Orr-Ewing, Head of Species and Land Management for RSPB Scotland, brings us this latest blog on the facts of satellite tagging birds. 


    The satellite and wing tagging of birds is established scientific practice, used in many countries across the world, primarily to study the movements, and survival of birds, and in turn to inform conservation programmes. 

    In the UK both satellite tagging and wing tagging are accredited…

    • 15 Mar 2017
  • Three cheers for Scotland’s wildlife heroes

    RSPB Scotland's Nature of Scotland Awards are officially open for entry! Nominate your wildlife heroes or submit your own project by clicking here

    Since the launch of the RSPB's Nature of Scotland Awards in 2012, almost 50 inspirational people and projects have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in Scottish nature conservation.

    Each year, we launch a search for the country's unsung wildlife…

    • 13 Mar 2017
  • Holyrood responds to the climate challenge

    Four Holyrood Committees that have been analysing the Scottish Government's draft Climate Change Plan have today published their recommendations for the final plan. Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer at RSPB Scotland and Rebecca Bell, Senior Policy Officer at RSPB Scotland, bring us this latest blog looking into those recommendations and outlining what RSPB Scotland would like to see happen next. 

    Last month…

    • 10 Mar 2017