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.

Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media

Additionally, you can sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on social media: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Latest News

Front Cover of the 2022 RSPB Birdcrime Report, showing five dead goshawks, illegally killed in Suffolk by a gamekeeper
November 24th 2023
Latest RSPB Birdcrime Report Reveals Continuing Relentless Persecution of Hen Harriers and Raptors in the UK The annual RSPB Birdcrime Report reveals the confirmed cases of illegal raptor persecution in the UK,...
Steve Downing, Chair of the Northern England Raptor Forum
November 6th 2023
Steve Downing is the Chair of the Northern England Raptor Forum (NERF), established in 2006 to provide a single collective voice representing the conservation interests of raptors throughout the North of England,...
Conservationists gathered outside DEFRA offices to call for government action to protect and restore nature in the UK
October 26th 2023
More Than 40 Nature Conservation NGOs Gathered Outside the DEFRA Offices in London to Peacefully Demonstrate and Call for Government Action to Restore Nature Now In response to the alarming declines in...

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