RSPB Cymru withdraws from Osprey Project

Osprey numbers are doing well in the area Credit: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Cymru has confirmed its intention to pull out of managing the Glaslyn Osprey Project near Porthmadog.

According to the RSPB, the decision is 'in no way a reflection of the work done there by our staff and volunteers'. The group says the decision was due to the need to 're-prioritise' other declining species.

RSPB Cymru maintains that the Glaslyn Osprey Project is very popular, and is working with the Glaslyn Osprey Forum to look at ways of handing over the project to the local community.

RSPB have spoken of the need to focus their attention on species such as curlew and lapwing, whose populations have declined over recent years. According to RSPB, if these species numbers continue to decrease, they could soon become extinct in the wild.