Conservation and Brexit

Steve Backshall | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK
Steve Backshall

Our membership of the EU is a huge subject, infinitely complex and potentially impacting every aspect of life. The environment is just one element, and neither I - nor any of the organisations I spoke to - believe in telling anyone how to vote. I will base my decision on what's important to me, I believe you should do the same.

Turtle Doves Now as 'Endangered' as African Lions and Elephants, Say Experts

Catherine Bearder | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK
Catherine Bearder

Last month I pledged my political support to help protect the threatened turtle dove in Europe, becoming the RSPB's first MEP species champion. So I ...

Batman, not Birdman, meets the RSPB!

James Christie | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

You wouldn't think Batman would have much to do with The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), but knowing that Michael Keaton recently st...

Flooding Is Bad News for People and Wildlife, But Science Can Provide the Answers

Philip Blaen | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK
Philip Blaen

There has been an exceptionally high number of storms in the UK since the start of December. With more rainfall on the way this is already the wettest winter ever recorded, and in line with what is expected to become more common with climate change...

Keeping an Eye on Our Feathered Friends

Mike Collins | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Mike Collins

I'm no expert but the very wet and mild winter that we're having must be very confusing for our feathered friends. Their biological clocks will have started to tick early as they will be thinking that we're heading towards the first day of spring rather than being stuck still in the middle of winter. That's the beauty of nature: you don't need to be Sir David Attenborough to understand how the weather is affecting the natural world...

'The Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Will Sleep Well Tonight'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Environment activists have derided "shocking" plans to deal with climate change proposed by the European Commission, calling them weak and unambitious...

A Very Wild Network

David Bond | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

A year ago today I stood up in front of a room full of conservationists and told them they had failed. They exist to get people outdoors and connected to nature. But, increasingly, people are not interested. They vote with their feet, and stay indoors. More worryingly, so do their children.

More Birds Washed Up On South Coast

PA | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK

Increasing numbers of stricken birds are washing up on the south coast after being covered in a mysterious substance. Wildlife experts are no close...

Pollution Fears As Seabirds Washed Up Along The South Coast

PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

A rescue operation is under way after approximately 100 seabirds were washed up on the south coast covered in an unidentified sticky white substance. ...

Wind Power: What Is It We Are Trying to Save?

Luke Dale-Harris | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK
Luke Dale-Harris

Across Europe, wind farms continue to be erected in areas where they cause significant harm. Perhaps most distressing of these are those being thrown up across the migratory corridor that runs through Eastern Romania, along which hundreds of thousands of birds fly each year.

Chris Heaton-Harris MP Caught Out By Greenpeace Over RSPB Comments (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Politics

MP Chris Heaton-Harris has been left looking a little bird-brained by a Greenpeace video which shows him calling the RSPB "crap" and 'inventing' evide...

Flight Of Fancy

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Winter has winged its way across Europe and starlings once again created their dazzling displays in the skies above Gretna Green in Scotland. This ...

Poor Weather Killing 'Thousands' Of Migrating Birds

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK

Thousands of migrating birds have been dying before reaching England this week because of an appalling combination of fog and winds around the coast, ...

Are Children Disconnected From Nature?

Dr Mike Clarke | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Mike Clarke

Today's generation of children are less active and have less contact with the natural world and wildlife than ever before, with serious consequences.

Mystery Of The Missing Racing Pigeons

PA | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK

Pigeon racers say scores of their birds are mysteriously vanishing in what some claim is Britain's bird equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle. Fancier...

Ace News: Wimbledon's Hawk Found 'Safe And Well'

PA | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

The Hawk that patrols the skies of Wimbledon has been returned to its owners after it was snatched by thieves during the first week of the tennis tour...

Barking Orders: Government Urged To Invest In Woodlands

PA | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK

The Government needs to invest more money in looking after publicly-owned woodlands to reverse declines in birds, butterflies and plants, campaigners ...

Long-Tailed Tits: No, Not an Intentional Pun on the Previous Blog

Peter Martindale | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

For the first time ever, I have seen long-tailed tits in the flesh. Having seen them written about and pictured in bird books since childhood, and having remembered for a life-time the details, due to their shear appealing looks, they were instantly familiar when I saw them in the trees some way away. Then when they continued their chase closer to the house, they were recognisable without a doubt.

Two Turtle Doves, Or Maybe Just One, As Numbers Plummet

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK

Turtle doves have seen numbers plummet as farmland bird populations reached new record lows, official figures have shown. Numbers of 19 species of ...

Thames Estuary Airport is not an Option

Jackie Doyle-Price | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Politics
Jackie Doyle-Price

With hindsight perhaps Heathrow was not the best location for a hub airport but we are where we are. The construction of a new airport in the Thames Estuary is not an alternative.

PICTURES: British Birds Under Threat

Posted 07.11.2011 | UK

Most birds on the RSPB's watch list have seen their populations decline by more than half in recent years, or have never fully recovered from historic...

Michael Rundle

Biofuels Fail To Take Flight | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK

Carbon-emission campaigners are rarely given such a gift: the UK's first commercial flight powered by sustainable biofuels, criticised by some for bei...