Hen Harriers: going, going – by Arjun Amar Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology

The English Hen Harrier population is in terminal decline and action is urgently needed to stop the species being driven to extinction. But what does the science say to support the claims of persecution and for the species recovery in an anti-raptor climate on grouse moors?

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Should Grouse shooting on Ilkley moor be stopped a new poll asks say yes by 75% to 24%.

Campaigners are targeting Bradford Council in an attempt to halt grouse shooting on the publicly-owned Ilkley Moor. A coalition of anti-bloodsports campaigners, called Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor (BBIM) says it already has 500 signatures on a petition calling on the Council to end the shoots – and says it may take “lawful direct action” […]