In November 2019, the RSPB published the report on its Hen harrier LIFE project. Extending over more than five years, the project protected over 100 nests and 150 winter roosts, tagged over 100 birds, and helped raised awareness of this beautiful bird. Sadly, the report also provided compelling confirmation that the hen harrier’s main problem in the UK is illegal persecution. The project, adding to overwhelming existing evidence, concluded that “…the main factor limiting the recovery of the hen harrier population continues to be illegal killing associated with management of moorlands for driven grouse shooting.”