The Forest of Bowland-Countryfile 9th January BBC one at 19.00

[singlepic id=181 w=320 h=240 float=left]The Forest of Bowland is a 312 square-mile area characterised by rugged heaths and heather moorland broken by patches of ancient woodland. The ‘forest’ name goes back to medieval times when this was an enclosure set aside for royal hunting. The area now also holds England’s core population of hen harriers, […]

Its Official- No prosection for Golden Eagle found Poisoned in Glen Orchy.

[singlepic id=80 w=320 h=240 float=left]On Sunday 7 June 1999, hill walkers in Glen Orchy came across the body of a golden eagle close to the popular West Highland Way. The dead eagle was discovered on the slopes of Beinn Udlaidh at the edge of Auch Estate, a sporting estate in north Argyll. The poisoned eagle […]

Ireland’s Hen Harriers Just Hanging On.

[singlepic id=212 w=320 h=240 float=left]Efforts to reintroduce golden eagles and red kites in Ireland have been headline news but another raptor also deserves public attention. The hen harrier is now currently only just clinging on in the countryside, with fewer than 130 breeding pairs remaining.

University College Cork’s Dr Barry O’Donoghue has tagged and tracked […]