This week I became a Hen Harrier Species Champion! I am really excited about working with RSPB to spotlight this amazing species and the problems it faces.
Hen harriers are one of the most persecuted birds of prey in Britain. They mostly nest in heather on open, upland moors, which are often managed for grouse shooting. A growing body of evidence suggests illegal killing associated with management of moorlands for grouse shooting is the main factor limiting the recovery of hen harrier populations. You can read more about the campaign here.