RSPB Scotland has today announced that a young male hen harrier, fitted with a satellite transmitter has gone missing on a grouse moor in the Monadhliath Mountains.
A bird survey that was reported to have taken place on a managed grouse moor in the Pennines has been widely quoted in the media this week.
Rainham Marshes RSPB Reserve – a great day celebrating Hen Harriers with speakers: Mark Avery, Charlie Moores (BAWC), Mike Clarke (RSPB), Chris Packham.
How does driven grouse shooting work? Chris explains how the landscape has to be intensively managed – burned, drained and all predators removed.
Chris calls for Marks & Spencer and Iceland not to stock red grouse. He also cites Dr Mark Avery’s investigations into lead levels many times higher than that permitted in beef, pork or chicken.
An incredibly inspiring and in-depth interview by Charlie Moores covering not only Hen Harrier Day but also Chris’s sense of injustice at wildlife crime.