RSPB NI

Quarter of island’s native birds now ‘red-listed’

Quarter of island’s native birds now ‘red-listed’

Swifts, puffins and kestrels have been identified among the birds most at peril as a new cross-border report shows a...

April 18, 2021

‘Covid-19 has not just caused a health crisis but also a hunger crisis’

‘Covid-19 has not just caused a health crisis but also a hunger crisis’

A world-renown foods rights academic has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a “hunger crisis” even in some of...

February 9, 2021

Food, Farming and Land Convention to debate future of sustainable farming in NI

Food, Farming and Land Convention to debate future of sustainable farming in NI

Conservation charity the RSPB NI is set to host a two-day conference to examine the future of sustainable farming and...

February 6, 2021

RSPB: New bill could ‘turn the tide’ on NI’s devastating nature decline

RSPB: New bill could ‘turn the tide’ on NI’s devastating nature decline

Bird conservation charity RSPB NI has said a public consultation over an Environment and Nature Restoration Bill in Northern Ireland...

January 17, 2021

Report links decline in linnets and reed buntings to reduction in arable land in NI

Report links decline in linnets and reed buntings to reduction in arable land in NI

A reduction in the area of arable land farmed in Northern Ireland has been blamed for a decline in seed-eating...

December 25, 2020

RSPB NI launches 5-point ‘Green Recovery Plan’ for Covid-19

RSPB NI launches 5-point ‘Green Recovery Plan’ for Covid-19

Investing in Northern Ireland’s natural environment has a “vitally important” role to play in the economic recovery from Covid-19, according...

November 17, 2020

RSPB NI calls for legally-binding conservation targets

RSPB NI calls for legally-binding conservation targets

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Northern Ireland (RSPB NI) is calling for legally-binding targets to restore nature...

September 18, 2020

Poll shows 75% of NI public want more support for green farming

Poll shows 75% of NI public want more support for green farming

A new poll carried out in Northern Ireland by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has found that...

June 10, 2020

60 agri and environment groups call for PM to protect UK food standards

60 agri and environment groups call for PM to protect UK food standards

Over 60 farm and environmental groups have sent a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, calling for UK food standards...

January 30, 2020

‘Agri green schemes’ rejuvenate bird populations in NI

‘Agri green schemes’ rejuvenate bird populations in NI

Three key farmland bird species have increased in numbers over a five-year period in response to agri-environmental schemes (AES), according...

September 3, 2018

Northern Ireland’s most wildlife friendly farmer announced

Northern Ireland’s most wildlife friendly farmer announced

Co. Down man Philip Bell has been selected as Northern Ireland’s most wildlife friendly farmer at the Farming Life and...

October 28, 2017