Moorland Gamekeepers using strategies preventing raptors from settling to breed.

In his latest video Terry Pickford highlights two effective but legal management strategies introduced on grouse moor estates in northern England designed to unsettle peregrines and hen harriers, preventing these species from settling to breed on moorland where red grouse are shot.

   

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BASC to take kids on police-funded grouse moor school trips

Primary school children will be taken on police-funded day trips to grouse shooting moors, run by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, it was announced earlier this month.

Red Grouse moor ablaze, Raptors missing from these moorland ecosystems throughout northern England. Tell this to the […]

Driven Grouse Shooting in England. Watch the video transmitted from BASC headquarters in Westminster.

http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/0b841a46-eb3d-44b3-83b7-9500482b6d92

Ban Driven Grouse Shooting: Terry Pickford’s letter to Mark Menzies MP., together with the MP’s Response.

We have provided below a copy of Terry Pickford’s correspondence, in respect to the debate 31 October calling for a ban on Driven Grouse Shooting, sent to his Member of Parliament Mark Menzies. We have also attached Mark Menzies response to the questions Terry Pickford asked. As you can see from the MP’s reply […]

So where are all the adult male Hen Harriers?

Many of you will already be aware that only 3 pairs of Hen Harriers successfully bred in England this year; the single nesting pair at Geltsdale was based on an immature male which had never bred before usually described as a ‘First Summer’ male, with 2 older males using an area in […]

Licenses allowed Buzzards to be killed inside the pheasant rearing pens, Why? Why?

Natural England recently issued a licence permitting the control of up to 10 buzzards to prevent damage to pheasants poults. What Natural England did not admitted until now was that the licence they issued was to control Buzzards predating young pheasants inside the rearing pens and not outside. (See last paragraph in the letter […]

Did you know that you subsidise grouse shooting from the tax you pay

Your taxes help to pay for driven grouse shooting. Please sign the petition below to ban driven grouse shooting, which you subsidise through the taxes you pay.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/125003

Bowland’s only two Peregrine nesting attempts destroyed by disturbance.

This year there were only two active Peregrine Falcon territories known inside the Forest of Bowland, sadly both of these nesting sites containing eggs failed following human disturbance. The first nesting site located on the United Utilities estate was deserted after an unidentified person was seen entering the territory at 17:00 (21 April), both falcons […]

RSPB warns driven grouse shooting does not have a future without change

RSPB Media Release

Illegal shooting and trapping of Hen Harriers has left just three active nests in England, driving the bird towards extinction as an English breeding species· The RSPB is looking at how licensing of the grouse moor management industry must be implemented following the charity’s withdrawal from Defra’s […]

Hen Harrier Day Forest of Bowland 2016 Part 2 – photo gallery