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

Logos for all the stalls and stands at Action for Wildlife Day
July 20th 2024
What do all these organisations have in common? They are all taking part in Action for Wildlife Day at Carsington Water, Derbyshire on Saturday 10th August. Here’s a taste of what some...
Author and naturalist Mark Cocker with camera and butterflies
July 19th 2024
Mark Cocker is an award-winning author, naturalist and writing tutor, with 13 acclaimed books to his name, including Birders: Tales of a Tribe, Birds Britannica, Our Place, Crow Country and his most recently published,...
Rob Pownall, founder of Protect the Wild, wearing one of the campaigning group's t-shirts
June 20th 2024
Rob Pownall from Protect the Wild We recently caught up with Rob Pownall, the young founder of Protect the Wild, an organisation that campaigns against the hunting of mammals, including fox-hunting, badger...

Upcoming Events

Hen Harrier Day crowd at Carsington Water in 2019
August 10th 2024
Carsington Water, Derbyshire