POLICE are hunting the killer who shot a rare hen harrier
dead on a Scots grouse moor.
TV naturalist Chris Packham has led a protest against the illegal killing of a rare bird of prey, the hen harrier
FARMERS have enjoyed a [euro]13million Government boost after implementing measures aimed at conserving the protected hen harrier
on their land.
As it happens, populations of almost all our birds of prey are at their highest levels since record began, and only the hen harrier
and the white-tailed eagle are red-listed as species of conservation concern.
Britain's first Hen Harrier
Day will be held in the Derbyshire Peak District, a day before the annual grouse shooting seasons begins on Tuesday.
The hen harrier
(Circus cyaneus) is a species of European conservation concern and is listed in Annex I of the Birds Directive.
Now in its seventh year, the conservation charity has relaunched its Hen Harrier
Hotline in the hope of discovering where these birds are potentially breeding.
VISITORS to the RSPB's Parkgate nature reserve on the Dee Estuary are being given the chance to see England's most threatened bird of prey, the hen harrier
The Hen Harrier
Hotline has been relaunched by the RSPB to discover more about where the birds are breeding in northern England.
But, over recent years, the spectacle of the hen harrier
sailing effortlessly through the frozen landscape like a giant, sleepy moth has become increasingly difficult to find.
THE hen harrier
is facing a second extinction in England because of "shameful" illegal trapping and shooting, a charity has warned.
According to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the hen harrier
is one of Britain's most persecuted birds of prey because it poses a threat to the number of grouse available to shoot.