Forest of Bowland, OnLine Art Auction, Images of Lucky Winner Admiring his Print.

We apologise for our delay in posting images as promised of the lucky winner of our Hen Harrier Day online art auction. But at long last we have received two images we are proud to publish of the winner, Mr Frank Williams of Coleford in Gloucestershire admiring his Peregrine print aptly titled ‘Double Trouble.’ The […]

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

Is it time to take our Hen Harrier campaign to London?

Yesterday was the 3rd Hen Harrier Peaceful demonstration held at several locations throughout the country. The meeting held at Dunsop Bridge in the heart of the Forest of Bowland, aptly renamed the (killing fields) this year saw attendance well up on the previous two meetings, despite what the former Wildlife Crime Officer […]

The Grim Reaper targets Hen Harrier Killers in the Forest of Bowland

2016 will be remembered as the first year since WWII that there have been no breeding Hen Harriers, or Peregrine Falcons nesting in the same year within the Forest of Bowland, due entirely to human persecution, not the climate and most certainly not the result of a shortage of food.

The RSPB are to […]

Hen Harrier Day Sunday 7th August Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

Please come and join us at our Hen Harrier Day on the green at the scenic Lancashire village of Dunsop Bridge in the very heart of the Forest of Bowland, Sunday 7th August beginning at 10.30am. In the afternoon at about 1pm we will be moving to the grouse butts on a nearby grouse moor […]

Online Art Auction in aid of Hen Harrier Day, Dunsop Bridge, Forest of Bowland 7 August

Beginning today Tuesday (26th July until Saturday 6th August), we are hosting an online single item art auction to help raise funds for Hen Harrier Day. The item consists of a prestigious colour print kindly donated and signed by Martin Ridley in aid of our Forest of Bowland Hen Harrier Day 7th August at Dunsop […]

Guest blog – England’s Forest of Bowland and its lack of raptors by Terry Pickford

Terry ringing peregrine chicks in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, N.W.England.

I have been involved with monitoring and protecting raptors, in particular the Peregrine beginning 1967, when the North West Raptor Group was established, then only 7 active territories remained in the North West England. In the 1980s I located the first […]

Is the Forest of Bowland about to become a possible Raptor Free Zone?

As far as I am aware prior to 2015 and 2016, the last year in which a single active Peregrine territory existed in the Forest of Bowland was 1974. The nest which had already been abandoned was discovered at the head of the Langden Valley by Paul Stott, a member of the North West Raptor […]

Hen Harrier Day Peaceful Protest Sunday 7 August, 2016, Dunsop Bridge in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire.

Only 7 days to go, we need all the support we can muster next Sunday 7 August on the green at Dunsop Bridge in the heart of the Forest of Bowland. They have now killed all the nesting Hen Harriers and Peregrines in the Forest of Bowland, now the government’s wildlife advisor Natural England are […]