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May 2020

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Puffin with sandeels in beak

'Saving Nature Through Science' - Online Talk by Mark Eaton - 13th May

Through surveys and monitoring of species across the UK, the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science identifies those which are endangered or of particular concern, and then embarks on further research into the cause of population decline and how best to deliver a practical solution. If the solution proves successful on a local scale, it then is employed nationwide.

Join us for this fascinating online talk given by the RSPB's very own Dr. Mark Eaton for a glimpse into some of the techniques used and the science that drives this important research.

All members will be sent a link with log-in details to the talk, to be hosted on Zoom at 7pm, Wednesday 13th May.

More information can be found in the PDF below:

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Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Worldwide Garden Birdwatch - Saturday 9th May

Worldwide Garden Birdwatch - Saturday 9th May

On Saturday 9th May, take part in Experience Nature's Worldwide Garden Birdwatch! Currently, £370 has been raised for the RSPB. Donations are vital for us to continue important conservation work both in the UK and abroad, so any contributions are gratefully accepted.

For more information on how to get involved, click 'Download File' to access the PDF file below. Also, if you would like to make a kind donation, a link to the JustGiving page may be found below as well.

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Saturday, 2 May 2020

Distant view of Cuilcagh Mountain, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Petition for the Right to a Healthy Natural Environment

Led by Martin Harper, the RSPB's Global Conservation Director, we request your support in BirdLife International's petition for the UN to include the right to a healthy natural environment in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Countless research papers are backing up common knowledge that access to a vibrant natural world benefits us mentally and physically. It provides a home for a vast array of species and critically provides an effective natural way to mitigate climate change.

Please lend your support by signing the petition here:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/community_petitions/antonio_guterres_un_secretary_general_a_new_human_right_the_right_to_a_healthy_natural_environment

We currently have over 13,000 signatures, but are trying to reach 20,000!

For more about our conservation work, check out Martin's blog: https://community.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/b/martinharper

Friday, 1 May 2020

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Regrettably, we have received advice from RSPB HQ that all local activities must cease until September 1st due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. This includes all planned walks and talks.

We are sorry for the disappointment caused, but hope you understand that these circumstances are out of our control. Please keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page for further updates.