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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

Lining up to save London’s pollinators

30 March 2015

Londoners are being asked to give pollinator's a home then share details on an interactive map for a new project.

Bumblebee illustration

Osprey nest activities "unethical and unacceptable"

27 March 2015

A spokesman for RSPB Scotland said: “We regard the current activities around the osprey nest as unethical and unacceptable. Even if they are within the law, they must stop immediately.

Adult male osprey in flight, Scotland

Environment groups face severe cull from budget cuts

26 March 2015

Environment and heritage organisations in Northern Ireland today received confirmation of the scale of the budget cuts, with Department of Environment (DoE) cutting its Natural Heritage Grants programme by 100%.

Adult black-tailed godwit in summer plummage, at the RSPB Snettisham nature reserve, Norfolk

Shock at decision by Judicial Review on the M4

26 March 2015

RSPB Cymru is shocked and disappointed with today’s (Thursday 26 March) announcement that the Judicial Review has backed Welsh Government, against Friends of the Earth Cymru’s challenge over the decision to pursue the Black Route.

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results: Fewer finches visiting our gardens

26 March 2015

But visits to gardens made by wrens, robins and blackbirds up from last year.

Male greenfinch perched on blossom

Sing a song of sixpence: Blackbirds top of the class again in RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch

26 March 2015

A record breaking year for Big Schools' Birdwatch

Male blackbird sitting on grass

The coast comes to life this Easter as Springwatch special comes to RSPB Bempton Cliffs

26 March 2015

BBC Springwatch at Easter returns to an RSPB reserve

Puffin with sandeels in beak

Fewer finches visiting NI gardens

26 March 2015

It’s been a record-breaking year in Northern Ireland for the world’s biggest wildlife survey, as the RSPB reveals more than 22,000 local people took part this year – 10,000 more than in 2014.

Female house sparrow - BSBW2011

RSPB Scotland’s Big Garden Birdwatch results: Robins and tree sparrows move up the rankings

26 March 2015

Over 43,000 people across Scotland took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this year, spending an hour counting the birds in their garden over the weekend of 24 and 25 January.

Male house sparrow - BGBW 2011

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results: fewer finches visiting our gardens

26 March 2015

The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch was once again revealed some exciting and interesting changes among our most popular garden birds

Male greenfinch perched on blossom


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