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Moorland Association welcomes encouraging step in hen harrier scheme

6th June 2019

The Moorland Association welcomes the announcement today by Natural England that the strict conditions attached to the licence permitting a trial of brood management for hen harriers have been met.

Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association, said: “There is a genuine will among land managers and landowners to ensure the success of the brood management scheme. We are all united in our goal to help restore the hen harrier population.

It is very encouraging that there are suitable hen harrier nests and landowners willing to take part in the trial.

The Moorland Association is pleased to be part of the group that will be running the project which includes Natural England, Hawk and Owl Trust, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, International Centre for Birds of Prey and Aberdeen University. We will continue to work closely with Natural England to take this project forward.”

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75% of of the world’s remaining heather moorland is found in Britain – but this area declined alarmingly over the latter part of the last century. The Moorland Association was set up in 1986 to coordinate the efforts of moorland owners and managers to halt this loss, particularly in England and Wales.

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