Nature in the City - RSPB

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Nature in the City - RSPB

The Nature in the City exhibition showcases the best works of art by the public who entered the "Nature in the City" competition, which was judged by a panel of independent judges from the world of art.

The artists were challenged to use their creative talents to highlight the brilliance of urban nature and help us to raise awareness of the plight of the iconic swift. Swifts have declined by over 50% between 1996 and 2016. This decline is due to a loss of nestspace in buildings, due to renovations of old buildings and the unsuitability of modern buildings. It is also due a fall in the number of insects, the primary food of swifts. 

Nature in the City is part of an exciting two-year Oxford Swift City project, led by the RSPB and made possible through the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. You can find out how to get involved with saving swifts by visiting our project webpage:

The Oxford Swift City project team is made up of several local partners including the RSPB, the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust, Environmental Resource Management, Dr A. Lack, Dr J. Hughes, Mr C. Mason, Oxford City Council, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre and the University of Oxford.