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.
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 […]
This is the first of two television broadcast featuring Terry Pickford. Here the veteran raptor conservationist highlights the damage caused by game management and direct persecution to species like the Hen Harrier and Peregrine falcon throughout the Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland since 2010. This is why Mr Pickford feels the only answer to resolve this […]
Why the RSPB is withdrawing support for the Hen Harrier Action Plan, read what Martin Harper had to say. The voluntary approach of the Hen Harrier Action Plan has failed, leaving licensing as the only viable option, says Martin Harper
I’m generally very patient. My natural preference is to build partnerships and work to make […]
In 1967 Britain’s first raptor protection group the North West Raptor Group was established by a small band or dedicated raptor conservationists working in the north west of England. The group was set up to try and reverse robberies of eggs and nestlings from the few Peregrine eyries remaining that were often being robbed each […]
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 […]
Having read Mark Avery’s review of Martin Harper’s (RSPB) mid-season Hen Harrier update for England, the RSPB speaking softly and left the stick at home, you may may begin to understand why there are few Hen Harriers left to protect on England’s uplands; they continue to be persecuted with impunity. As always Mark’s words are […]
In 2009 the resident gamekeeper took up new duties in Scotland. The following spring a pair of peregrines took up residence successfully rearing 2 chicks. The site has been abandoned
The abandonment of all known peregrine nesting territories (18-20 pairs) established in […]
The announcement of the end of this second trial on the 29,000 acres of Langholm Moor will be a surprise to many but not to those who have kept a close eye on procedures over the last 30 years or more. By stopping the keepering they are suggesting they already know the […]