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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

Five years left to tackle Europe’s wildlife crisis, warns RSPB

2 October 2015

Europe’s wildlife remains in crisis, that’s the clear finding from the European Commission’s latest assessment of nature, published today.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Calling All Teachers – Join the RSPB’s Green Army

1 October 2015

The RSPB Schools on Reserves project offers a broad range of hands-on activity programmes aimed to encourage children aged between pre-school and A-level years, to develop a connection with and understanding of the natural world. By fostering a relationship between children and nature, the wildlife charity says these future guardians of our natural world are more likely to care for it when they are adults.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Bedfordshire population of natterjack toads boosted by new ponds and restored heathland

30 September 2015

Staff and volunteers at The Lodge nature reserve have been celebrating a very successful year for natterjack toads.

Natterjack toad

Ripping times on precious landscape

30 September 2015

Saturday 10 October is our “Mega Volunteer Day” at Graffham Common in West Sussex; a prime example of lowland heath. Saturday 10 October is our “Mega Volunteer Day” at Graffham Common in West Sussex; a prime example of lowland heath. Saturday 10 October is our “Mega Volunteer Day” at Graffham Common in West Sussex; a prime example of lowland heath.

Nightingale in tree

Fermanagh weather affects breeding birds

28 September 2015

Unseasonably cold and wet weather this spring led to challenging breeding conditions for threatened birds in Fermanagh.

Snipe resting among rushes

Nature thrives at Portmore Lough

28 September 2015

Portmore Lough nature reserve outside Aghalee is home to birds and wildlife from across the globe.


What do you get when you cross a weasel with a swan?

26 September 2015

The dramatic moment a young weasel came face to face with a curious swan has been captured on camera by an RSPB Scotland volunteer at the wildlife charity’s Lochwinnoch nature reserve.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland welcomes rejection of Spango wind farm plans

23 September 2015

RSPB Scotland has welcomed the decision by the planning committee of Dumfries and Galloway Council to reject proposals for the Spango wind farm.

Flock of golden plovers wheeling over estuary

RSPB NI welcomes Pollinator Plan

17 September 2015

Almost 70 organisations, including RSPB Northern Ireland, have agreed a shared plan of action to tackle pollinator decline and make Ireland a place where pollinators can survive and thrive.

Bees on Globe thistle

Funding for NI nature remains uncertain

16 September 2015

Earlier this year the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) announced it was axing its Natural Heritage Grants programme, the lifeblood of many conservation organisations in Northern Ireland.

Stormont and surrounding woodland


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