Two swans have been found decapitated in Exeter in the last week.Read the full story ›
An unusual species of bird is enjoying a winter vacation here in the UK, according to the RSPB charity.Read the full story ›
Two rare male woodlarks have been spotted in the heaths of East Devon after an absence of fifty years.Read the full story ›
A bird that features on Cornwall's coat of arms is making an "amazing" comeback after disappearing from the county in the 1970s.Read the full story ›
A charity has called for greater protection for birds of prey today after publishing new statistics which show more of them than ever are being shot or poisoned.
The RSPB says more action needs to be taken on people who are killing them to protect birds that are bred for game.
There are calls today for the government to do more to protect vital upland moor sites in the south west. The RSPB and South West Water are amongst the signatories in a letter demanding more support from DEFRA to protect habitats for wildlife.
The RSPB have published the results of its Big Garden Birdwatch.Read the full story ›
The deaths of thousands of seabirds off the coast of the West Country during the recent storms is being declared a tragedy. More than a thousand have been found dead on our beaches.
But many thousands more have been killed by starvation and exhaustion at sea, washing ashore in France and Ireland. The RSPB warns it could threaten populations. Our environment correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports.
During February more than 1,000 dead seabirds were found around the coasts of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.Read the full story ›
The RSPB says urgent action is needed to prevent a repeat of the pollution that harmed thousands of seabirds in our region earlier this year.
It welcomes the news that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency is to ask the governing body, the International Maritime Organization, to reclassify the substance, PIB, making it illegal to dump it at sea.
But, if it does so, it will take time for the reclassification to become international law and the charity says something needs to be done now.