What’s happening in October 2023…

The State of Nature Report was launched last month.

  • A report on the state of nature in the UK has recently been published by a group of organisations involved with nature conservation and evidence collection.  The key finding is that there has been a 19% decrease in abundance of species since 1970.  
  • As well as highlighting declines in species abundance, the report addresses questions as to why they are occurring, and what is being done to minimise or prevent these declines. 
  • One of the chapters covers nature-friendly farming and sustainable forestry and fisheries.
  • Supporters can get involved and help campaign to save nature! Find out more here

Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund

  • The Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund will close to applications soon but there is still time to apply.
  • The Aviva Community Fund helps local causes build stronger communities across the UK. We believe that by caring more about communities today, we can help them create a better future tomorrow.
  • Find out more here.

RSPB Calendar Competition

  • The RSPB are looking for twelve inspiring photographs of nature and wildlife taken by our members and supporters of all ages to feature in our Inspiring Nature Calendar 2025. Your image could be a bird, bug, plant, animal or even a beautiful view. If it was taken by you in the UK, we’d love to see it! Closing date is 31 October 2023.
  • Further details on how to apply, please click here.

Dungeness Reserve New Excavations Uplift Project

  • Thanks to funding from Natural England’s Species Recovery Programme Capital Grant Scheme (SRP) an ecological uplift will be taking place at RSPB Dungeness called, ‘New Excavations’.
  • New Excavations is at the heart of the reserve with the popular visitor trail circling it and overlooking Christmas Dell hide. Read more here.