Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so that our towns, coast and countryside will once again teem with life.
How does the RSPB take action?
The problems facing birds, other wildlife and the environment are large and complex. To make the greatest impact, the RSPB has nature recovery groups which prioritise species, habitats and sites, setting clear objectives for each. It also works with other partners, sometimes on a landscape-scale, to do all that it can to save nature.
The RSPB takes action by:
- Monitoring and analysis
- Identifying the changes and problems facing wild birds, wildlife and the environment so that it can direct support where it is most needed
- Lobbying governments and other organisations to do all they can to save nature
- Encouraging everyone to give nature a home.
Today, BirdLife International released the European Red List of Birds 2021. The Red List reviews the regional extinction risk of 544 bird species in over 50 countries and territories in Europe and follows the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria applied at regional level. Each species extinction risk is evaluated from ‘Least Concern’ to ‘Extinct’.
Close to where I live in Cambridgeshire, in the East of England, is one of my favourite nature reserves – Ouse Fen. It is a classic reedbed with bitterns booming and marsh harrier gliding gracefully overhead.
This weekend we celebrate both World Migratory Bird Day and World Mental Health Day. For Claire Thompson, author of The Art of Mindful Birdwatching: Reflections on Freedom Being, bird flight is a symbol of freedom, representing the ability to soar through life without limitations.