There is now a plan in place to save the Hen Harrier.
Conservationists have came up with a plan to save one of the UKs most endangered birds of prey
Although they are critically endangered, Hen Harriers can be seen throughout the UK. In places like; central Scotland, the Highlands, and some parts of England such as Cumbria, Hen Harriers are residents to their habitats, meaning that they live there permantley. However, in Southern England, and in parts of Wales, the Hen Harrier is a species which only lives in the habitat in the winter months.
The Hen Harrier (like many birds of prey) have been persecuted by landowners, so that they protect their game stock - shooting birds. This has led Hen Harriers to be illegally poisoned by landowners, and gamekeepers.
The move to protect the Hen Harrier species comes from a wide backing of groups. Which include; conservationists, animal rights campaigners, farmers, and even gamekeepers.
The move to protect the Hen Harrier has took four years
in the making.