A Helping Hand for Upland Wildlife

Protecting and celebrating upland nature and biodiversity

Welcome to the Hen Harrier Day website, run by Hen Harrier Action, which celebrates and protects the wildlife of our uplands. We do this in a number of ways, including supporting and promoting annual Hen Harrier Days around the UK and online. These events aim to provide information about and celebrate the wildlife of the uplands and the problems it faces. They are also an occasion to raise our voices against the main reason for the Hen Harrier’s rarity in the UK– illegal persecution.

A place where nature thrives

Our vision is of the UK’s uplands as places where all nature thrives unharmed by human activity. Places where people can enjoy a rich and diverse environment in harmony with nature rather than in conflict with it. Places where the land is managed sustainably and proactively to increase biodiversity and protect and encourage all the species that call it home.

Ways that you can help

There are a number of ways to become involved with our work – the News & Events pages and the Get Involved menu are helpful places to look for more information – and of course you can contact us if you would like to help: info@henharrier.org.uk.

2023 Christmas Satellite Tag Appeal Smashes Target

Hen Harrier Action has been raising funds for Satellite Tags to fit to 4 young Hen Harriers in 2024, in a bid to protect and safeguard Britain’s most heavily persecuted bird of prey. Hen Harriers face many threats, but the largest comes from illegal persecution: by poisoning, trapping and shooting on grouse moors.

Each satellite tag costs between £2500 – £3500. From the funds raised from this appeal, we will use our strong relationship with the RSPB to fund the tagging and monitoring of 4 young Hen Harriers in the spring of 2024.

We’re delighted to announce that, as of the end of December 2023, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our supporters and friends, the Appeal has smashed it’s original target of £12,000, raising over £13,300 as of the 31st December! Our friends at the RSPB have already placed the order for satellite tags, and we’ll keep you informed throughout 2024 of the progress of the satellite tagging.

Latest News

Wildlife photographer Richard Birchett
March 9th 2024
Richard Birchett is a published and award-winning wildlife photographer from Cornwall, now based in Ontario, Canada for the next four years. He has worked with BBC Wildlife Magazine, Springwatch, Countryfile and The...
Poster image for Young Wild Photographer Competition
February 15th 2024
Enter Our 2024 Young Wild Photographer Competition Today Are you aged between 12 and 18 with a camera or a smartphone? Do you love observing wildlife? Why not enter Hen Harrier Action’s...
New co-chairs Paul Samuels and Indy Kiemel Greene
December 23rd 2023
Upland wildlife conservation charity Hen Harrier Action has today announced changes to the Board of Trustees taking effect at the end of this year, including the appointment of two new co-chairs, following...