Raptor Persecution in the Forest of Bowland, a video interview with Terry Pickford.

Terry Pickford a founder member of the North West Raptor Group (1967), provides his views in the attached video of the ongoing raptor persecution taking place throughout Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland. Terry points out that the persecution of raptors in his opinion is currently much worse now than it was 40 years ago. Many followers will be astounded to learn that since 2006 Peregrine nesting pairs in the Forest of Bowland have been reduced from 18 to a single breeding pair, with many breeding territories completely destroyed making their future use impossible. No one will be surprised to learn both the Peregrine and Hen Harrier are now being forcibly restricted from settling to breed on all of Bowland’s privately owned shooting estates, being contained to one estate owned by United Utilities Plc.


5 comments to Raptor Persecution in the Forest of Bowland, a video interview with Terry Pickford.

  • john

    Interesting history of Bowland and what may happen in the future. ‘Rewilding’ any one!

  • Ewan

    A powerful video…get it shared on social media!

  • Stuart Pryor

    Disheartening interview Terry but without your energy and commitment the tragic situation in Bowland , as regards raptor persecution, would not be as well documented or recorded, well done on keeping the public informed.

  • Ben Wallace

    Hi all, my name is Ben and I’m a conservationist, photojournalist and documentary film maker. I work to document wildlife crime and environmental issues, and do a lot this through my instagram @benswildlife. Most of my work has been in Southern Africa, working within the realms of anti-poaching, conservation management and documenting the rhino crisis out there. I’m currently in the UK and I’m looking get involved in projects helping with UK wildlife. The persecution and poaching of wildlife is something I am very passionate about, so I’m hoping to get involved in exposing the persecution of raptors and helping to work with and to raise awareness to those working tirelessly to prevent this.

    If anyone has any contacts or details, please could you message me on instagram or email me on benwallacefilm@gmail.com.

    Thank you in advanced, and keep up the amazing work.


  • Keep at them Terry without guys/girls like you we would have no chance…………….

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