Devon naturalist Sophie Pavelle to join RSPB’s England Committee

Authored by Mary

The RSPB has announced their new England Advisory Committee, with Devon’s own Sophie Pavelle, also known as ‘Sophiepavs’ on social media, joining ten new members in guiding the future plans for the RSPB across the country.

Sophie, who lives in East Devon and has been involved with the likes of the Wildlife Trusts, BBC Earth and BBC Countryfile Magazine previously, will be sharing her...


RSPB calls Devon residents to hold Government to account on missed nature targets

Authored by News Desk

A major United Nations report has revealed the international community has failed to halt environmental decline over the last 10 years. Now, new analysis from the RSPB has revealed the UK’s self-assessment is overly optimistic as high environmental ambitions have not led to real progress being made.

The Global Biodiversity Outlook 5, published yesterday by the United Nations,...

New wildlife gardening guide shows big potential of small spaces in Devon

Authored by Mary

A new guide published today by the RSPB and Barratt Developments, which is currently building brand-new communities across Devon, shows how to turn balconies and small gardens into sanctuaries for wildlife.

The RSPB's ‘Welcome Wildlife into Your World' guide gives top tips and advice for bringing nature to your home, especially for people with a small amount of outdoor space such as...

RSPB asks Devon residents to share how nature has supported them during lockdown

Authored by Mary

Between 1st and 31st July, the RSPB is inviting people from Devon and across the UK to share the new things they have noticed that’s different in their world, and what they have started to value more during these unsettling times as part of a nationwide celebration of nature and wildlife

Since the UK first went into lockdown it’s been a unique time for most of us. This spring has...

Join the nation in discovering what birds are visiting your Plymouth gardens

Authored by Mary

The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is set to bring more than half-a-million people together this weekend (27, 28, 29 January) as they uncover what is happening in their garden, helping to create an annual snapshot of how UK birds are doing. Now in its 39th year, the Birdwatch is a chance for people of all ages to count the number of birds that visit their garden to help the RSPB build up a picture...

Go Wild in Plymouth’s Parks with the RSPB

Authored by Mary

With the amount of time children and families are spending outside in nature in decline, Europe’s largest conservation charity and discount supermarket ALDI, are challenging families to get out and go wild in their local city park this summer with the RSPB.

The RSPB Connecting with Nature report revealed that children in the UK were missing out on a wealth of mental and physical...

Get out, get wild and uncover the nature on your doorstep

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The RSPB and ALDI are challenging families in Plymouth to get out and get wild in nature this Easter and be in with a chance of winning a bumper pack of prizes worth £500 as it launches its new and exciting Wild Challenge.

With the amount of time children and their families are spending outside in nature on the decline, Europe’s biggest nature conservation charity and discount...

Fill up your feeders: It’s time for RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 in Plymouth!

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More than half a million people are expected to watch and count their garden birds for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch, organised by the RSPB.

The world’s largest garden wildlife survey (now in its 38th year!) takes place on the 28th, 29th and 30th January 2017. In response to popular demand, this will be the first time ever that the Birdwatch will take place over three days. This...

Free nature lessons for Plymouth schoolchildren

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The RSPB in partnership with Aldi and Plymouth City Council are asking schools in Plymouth to sign up to their free Schools Outreach Project: The RSPB and Aldi: Giving Nature a Home.

The project aims to reconnect young people with nature through free talks and activities delivered in and around Plymouth schools.

Morwenna Alldis, spokesperson for the RSPB South West said: “Our...

Charities unite to put nature on the agenda

Authored by Mary

The National Trust, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts are calling on people across the West Country to put nature at the heart of debate in the run up to May’s General Election and encourage candidates to support nature.

Together the three charities have produced South West Nature 2015 - a new website that details landscapes, wildlife and the issues these face, across all 55 Westminster...


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