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Channel 4 bats away shooting industry hysteria © Raptor Persecution UK

On Monday evening Channel 4 News included an explosive piece about grouse shooting in the North York Moors National Park and its association with the illegal killing of birds of prey.Fronted by veteran war correspondent Alex Thomson, it was a follow-…

Hen harriers – an inconvenient truth

Guy Shorrock RSPB 19 Jun 2020 Natural England recently gave the green light for the controversial hen harrier brood management scheme to go ahead for a second year. However, has the government been sufficiently open about events last year …

No prosecution for shooting of a hen harrier in Bowland

On 18 October 2019 a member of the public witnessed what he believed to be the shooting of an adult male hen harrier near White Syke Hill in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). North Yorkshire Police (whose force area cov…

North of England Raptor Forum

NERF’s ‘Most Wanted’ ‘The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand’. Vince Lombardi 1913 – 1970 The th…

Help Bees By Not Mowing Dandelions

Help bees by not mowing dandelions, gardeners told. Plants provide key food source for pollinators as they come out of hibernation Each dandelion head has up to 100 individual flowers. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images  &nbs…