Policy in Northern Ireland

Find out how we work to make sure that Northern Ireland has a sustainable future for people and nature.

RSPB NI’s Manifesto for Nature

Read RSPB NI’s Manifesto for Nature which explains in clear and concise steps how we can tackle the nature and climate crisis, what a Green Recovery for Northern Ireland looks like, and how Sustainable land use and Planning and development can help us to restore and protect nature. 

Nature-Friendly Farming case studies

A herd of cows in a field, looking at the camera

Following the Northern Ireland Assembly debate on the Climate Change (2) Bill, read how farmers are already delivering nature-based solutions to help Northern Ireland adapt to the impacts of climate change whilst also improving profitability and delivering benefits for the environment.

Valuing Our Peatlands

Assessing the economic value of peatland restoration in Northern Ireland

Examining two sites in Northern Ireland, Garron Plateau and Montaighs Moss the Valuing our Peatlands report shows how investing in peatland restoration is not only vital for nature and climate, it also makes financial sense.

Our Policy Work

RSPB Northern Ireland works across a diverse range of policy areas and employs a team of dedicated staff to understand the threats facing our wildlife and habitats.

Priority policy areas include:

  • ensuring our protected areas on land and sea are managed effectively, moving towards creating a low carbon economy

  • influencing agriculture policy to help halt biodiversity declines in the wider countryside

  • helping to encourage a greater connection to nature for our children through education policy.  

    We work with policymakers from across the political spectrum to convince them of the importance of protecting and enhancing nature now and for future generations.

    We also work with those who have the capacity to bring about positive change to deliver the best environmental outcomes for wildlife, local communities and the economy.