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Welcome to the RSPB's Media Centre, we are here to help you produce great stories.

Providing you with topical news, features and comment is just the start. You can also find the contact details of our national and regional media officers across the UK, our press release archive and details of the resources we can provide to help you. We place a very high value on quality media coverage and we look forward to working with you to achieve this.

The stories we tell reflect the RSPB's leading role as a campaigning charity working to save threatened birds and wildlife, the special places they depend on and the environment that supports them.

Our unique combination of practical land management and cutting edge policy work is supported by sound science and more than a million members, including the world's largest wildlife club for young people.

Latest press releases

Siom aruthrol am benderfyniad Llywodraeth Cymru i beidio gwahardd saethu gwyddau talcenwyn

25 August 2016

Mae gwyddau talcenwyn yr Ynys Las mewn perygl ac o dan fygythiad difrifol o ddiflannu'n llwyr o'r byd 'ma. Mae'r boblogaeth fyd-eang yn is na 20,000 o adar ac mae'r nifer sy'n gaeafu yma yng Nghymru yn argyfyngus o isel.

Adult male Greenland white-fronted goose at the RSPB Loch Gruinart nature reserve

Bitter disappointment at Welsh Government’s refusal to ban shooting white-fronted geese

25 August 2016

Greenland white-fronted geese are endangered and under serious threat of extinction – the global population is now below 20,000 birds and the wintering population in Wales is at critically low levels. In the late 1990s, over 160 birds returned to their regular wintering site on the Dyfi estuary.

Adult male Greenland white-fronted goose at the RSPB Loch Gruinart nature reserve

RSPB given exciting new role in Budby South Forest

25 August 2016

The RSPB will now take on an important new role in the management of Budby South Forest from 1 August.

RSPB logo

Respite for Countryside Stewardship opens window of opportunity for farmers to come to turtle doves’ rescue

24 August 2016

Operation Turtle Dove is urging farmers to apply for Countryside Stewardship agreements to help the UK’s fastest declining bird

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB nature reserve another step closer to becoming largest of its kind in the UK

24 August 2016

RSPB nature reserve in Cambridgeshire doubles in size following recent handover of land from gravel extraction site

Bittern feeding in reedbeds

Rare cranes fledge in view of passing commuters

22 August 2016

For the second year running, two pairs of cranes have successfully raised three crane chicks between them at Lakenheath Fen.

Cranes at RSPB Lakenheath Fen reserve

Puffins up for grabs at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

22 August 2016

During August Bank Holiday weekend, visitors to RSPB Bempton Cliffs will be given a chance to ‘hook-a-puffin’, in a twist on the traditional fairground game, at the nature reserve’s summer fete.

Young boy visiting Bempton Cliffs

Another satellite tagged bird of prey disappears in the Monadhliath Mountains

18 August 2016

RSPB Scotland has announced that a young hen harrier has gone missing on a grouse moor in the Monadhliath Mountains.

Male hen harrier hunting along coastline

Building new homes for swifts and communities

17 August 2016

Swift numbers have almost halved in twenty years and new nesting boxes are needed to help numbers recover as they return to the UK to breed every summer

Swifts flying at low level over rooftops

MSP encounters ancient tree in the heart of RSPB’s Abernethy nature reserve

17 August 2016

Douglas Ross MSP briefed on RSPB Scotland’s 200-year vision for expansion of Caledonian pine forest

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds


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