News RSPB

The true costs of saving India’s wetlands

Mon, 26/07/2010 - 16:58

The struggle to save coastal wetlands is a global issue. The RSPB have been following examples in the UK as well in Kenya. Plans for a coal-fired power station in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh at Sompeta have been set aside by India’s National Environment Appellate Authority. The developer had already started the land clearance before it had permission to do so. In the protests that were sparked as result of the pre-emptive action and the failure to engage local communities, 4 people were killed...

Rats, cats, pigs and mice fuelling bird extinction crisis

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 06:00

Put together, the UK’s 16 overseas territories are fifth in the world league table of bird extinctions, with at least ten species from the territories going to oblivion since 1500AD, partially or wholly because of the impact of non-native mammals, such as rats, feral cats, mice and pigs.

Europe and Central Asia

Supporting migratory bird conservation by Ann Scott

Wed, 16/06/2010 - 14:25

Imagine the New Forest and a leafy walk in part of that forest on a warm day. Suddenly a Wood Warbler starts rolling out that intriguing song which sounds like a coin spinning and running down. You seek for and find a small brown bird with a beautiful yellow neck and breast whilst white tummy gleams in the sunlight. Shear pleasure!

How Biodiversity Supports Climate Resilience

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 07:38

What do International Year of Biodiversity and climate change have in common?. Jo Phillips from the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) tell’s us…

Sun, sea and saving birds: A Pacific cruise of a lifetime

Thu, 13/05/2010 - 15:37

If the thought that saving a species from extinction while soaking up the sun and scenery on a Pacific cruise appeals to you, then you will be interested in the following opportunity from the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK).

Pacific

Saving the Sociable Lapwing - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 14:47

BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme interview with Species Guardians of the Sociable Lapwing - Dr Rob Sheldon (RSPB, BirdLife in the UK), and Andreas Pittl (Swarovski Optik).

Middle East

The British Birdfair - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 14:44

A BirdLife interview with organisers of the British Birdfair Tim Appleton and Martin Davies. They explain how by attending the fair and indulging your passion for wildlife, youll be helping to support BirdLife's Preventing Extinctions Programme.

Europe and Central Asia

RSPB interview with Huw Irranca-Davies - UK Minister for Marine and Natural Environment at Defra - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 14:41

Interview by Euan Dunn (RSPB's Head of Marine) with Huw Irranca-Davies - UK Minister for Marine and Natural Environment at Defra.

Europe and Central Asia