• Act for Our Future, and nature’s – sign the petition

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, brings us this latest blog on climate change and is challenging everyone who cares about wildlife, nature and the environment to sign this petition from our partners at Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. We are calling for strong climate targets in Scotland from the government and your support will make that message heard. 

    Climate change is the greatest long…

    • 29 Jul 2017
  • Shiants episode eight: Buzzing about biosecurity

    Shiants episode eight: Buzzing about biosecurity

    Welcome to the latest instalment of our work on the Shiant Isles Recovery Project from Laura Bambini, RSPB Scotland's seabird recovery officer. The project is an initiative to remove non-native black rats from the isles in order to provide safe breeding sites for Scotland’s globally important seabird colonies. It is part funded by the EU LIFE+ programme and is a partnership…

    • 22 Jul 2017
  • Head over heels for Speyside’s diptera: the northern silver stiletto fly

    This is the third post in a six part blog series about rare insects in the Cairngorms. A new project launched this year to save six endangered invertebrates in the north of Scotland and project officer Gabrielle Flinn will take a closer look at one of these species each month. This time, it's the turn of the northern silver stiletto fly. The Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms project is a partnership involving RSPB…

    • 17 Jul 2017
  • Finding the seabird banquet: mystery of seabird foraging revealed using GPS tracking

    New research has just been released which maps out the most important areas for Britain and Ireland's seabirds when they go out to sea to feed, with the majority of the 'hotspots' being found off the coast of Scotland. Rich Howells, from the marine team at RSPB Scotland, brings us this latest blog explaining a bit more about the research and what it means for seabird conservation. 

    Photo credit: Gary Howells…

    • 9 Jul 2017
  • Island life

    Paul Walton, Head of Species and Habitats for RSPB Scotland, brings us this blog on island life, the species that live there, the pressures they face and the work going on to protect them ahead of the World Island Invasives Conference which is taking place in Dundee next week. 

    Everyone knows what an island is – a piece of land surrounded by water. But actually defining the idea can be tricky, with the continents themselves…

    • 7 Jul 2017