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Hen Harriers face extinction in England

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Hen Harriers face extinction in England

Post  Laikipia on Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:36 pm

Hen harriers 'face extinction' in England as nests fail

Hen harriers are close to extinction in England after the country's only two nesting pairs failed to breed, conservationists have said.

The RSPB said it was the first time the species had not produced a chick in England since the 1960s.

It said numbers of hen harriers, which prey on grouse, were being kept down by grouse moor managers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23631385

This is such sad news

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Post  littlewid on Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:48 pm

Lai that really is sad news and I didnt realise we only had 2 breeding pairs and it was quite a shock to read it was the first time they hadnt produced any chicks since 1960. I know they say the long and cold winter hasnt helped but I bet its down to the grouse farmers as well. Lets hope next hear is a better year for them and the numbers increase.

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:55 pm

I did know there was only two pair there was a post about it earlier this year on here. So sad they have'nt had any young this year, and I agree Grouse farmers at fault as you say LW. Money wins out again Mad 

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Post  littlewid on Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:05 pm

They say money is the root of all evil WS and yes it can be for humans but where animals are concerned it seems to very much be the root of all evil in one way or another and it is just so sad.

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