Funded by the EU LIFE scheme, this project will include elements of monitoring (at nests and key winter roosts as well as funding a national hen harrier survey in 2016), satellite tagging, habitat management, investigations work (two new RSPB Investigation Officer posts have been funded), community engagement, community consultation and stakeholder engagement.
The project will focus on seven so-called Special Protection Areas (SPAs) designated for breeding hen harriers, two in England and five in Scotland. These are:Bowland Fells" .....and others.
Let's hope this beautiful bird gets the protection it deserves
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ANAND PRASAD
|Female "sky dancer"|
|Male hen harrier|