Hen Harrier Action: Wildlife Charity
- celebrating wildlife, reclaiming our uplands for nature and for people
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.