Terry Pickford TV interview: Raptor Wipeout in the Forest of Bowland

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 […]

Chris Packham & Mark Avery Review The Real Price of Grouse, but overlook the Forest of Bowland Tragedy

Message to Mark Avery from Terry Pickford, no mention of the Forest of Bowland Tragedy, why?

Mark, I was so disappointed that during your interview above with Chris Packham this week, although you highlighted the disappearance of many, but not all, raptors from the Yorkshire dales, the north York moors and the Peak District, […]

The Bowland Grouse Moor Tragedy by Terry Pickford

Yesterday the 8th September began as just a normal day for Terry Pickford and a film cameraman on their visit to heather moorland in the Forest of Bowland. Terry was filmed talking about this years appalling loss of Hen Harriers and Peregrines from the Bowland despite their protected status. Terry explained why in his opinion […]

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 […]

Information of Hen Harriers dead or missing fitted with Satellite Tags obtained under the Freedom of Information

Annie one of 30 tagged Hen Harriers reported as confirmed dead or missing between 2007-2015. The information below, regarding dead or missing Hen Harriers fitted with Satellite Tags between 2007 – 2014, was provided by Natural England to Terry Pickford in reply to his Freedom of Information Request. Summing up Natural Englands response, of […]

UPDATE: Peregrines in the Forest of Bowland finally brought down by prejudice and misguided politics

Update 17:00 19:00, Thursday 21-04-2016:

One Forest of Bowland peregrine site confirmed occupied, but subjected to 2 hours disturbance.

We are now able to confirm the information provided by an RSPB officer on Saturday 16 April to 3 members of the North West Raptor Group , and to 2 […]

Hen Harrier Demonstration Forest of Bowland 9th August

Hen Harrier Protest Supporters, Dunsop Bridge in the Forest of Bowland hosted by the North West Raptor Group

Terry Pickford is to be congratulated for organising a second Hen Harrier Protest this year in the Forest of Bowland supported by other members of the North West Raptor Group. Terry said […]

Where have all the Falcons Gone asks the Independent?

Where have all the falcons gone? Dramatic decline has set alarm bells ringing among conservationists. A disastrous decline in moorland peregrine numbers has led to bitter feuding between conservation groups and accusations levelled at grouse shooters CAHAL MILMO Author Biography Independent MONDAY 14 OCTOBER 2013.

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Peregrine ‘Holocaust’ England’s Northern Uplands..Update with replies from the RSPB, United Utilities and Natural England

A spokesman for the North West Raptor Group (NWRG) has warned that a peregrine “Holocaust” looms in the country’s Northern Uplands, which includes the Forest of Bowland, if action is not taken fast. […]

The Lone Dancer-A Window of Renewed Opportunity for returning a second Golden Eagle back to Cumbria.

Resulting from renewed concern at the plight of the single male Golden Eagle at the historic Haweswater nesting territory in the Mardale Valley, Cumbria, we are bringing the story written by Ewan Miles up to date. Anyone who has been reading recent comments posted by Doug Tricker will already know that a proposal has been […]