Four young hen harrier chicks amongst shrub

Helping hen harriers


The success of the Hen Harrier LIFE project is through working in partnership with landowners and managers, conservation organisations, the police and volunteer raptor workers from the Northern England Raptor Forum and Scottish Raptor Study Group. We worked together to protect hen harriers across the UK and Europe and are truly grateful to everyone for their support.

Here are some of our hen harrier heroes - key people who helped this project flourish. In their words, they tell us why they felt it was important to be involved.

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Speak out

If you live or work in a rural community and have information about people illegally targeting birds of prey, call us in confidence.

The RSPB’s Raptor Crime Hotline (0300 999 0101) allows you to speak confidentially and anonymously.

A Ringtail hen harrier in acrobatic flight

Go see a hen harrier

Whilst hen harriers are now a rare sight in most places in the UK, there are still a few areas where you can see them. As well as being able to catch a glimpse of these special birds and their acrobatic skydancing, getting outside is good for us mentally and physically.

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Spread the word

Adding your voice will help increase the impact, raise more awareness and drive change.

The voices calling for change are getting louder, and the more of us who voice our outrage at the illegal killing of hen harriers, the more likely we are to bring about change. Self-regulation of driven grouse moors has not worked, so we want the UK's governments to introduce a system of licensing.

Speak to people face-to-face. Write to your local government representatives. Show your support by attending bird of prey events. Join the movement calling for action to protect hen harriers.


Report wildlife crime

Rannoch the hen harrier, caught in a trap

You can be our eyes and ears and help in the fight against wild bird crime. Please do not put yourself or others at risk. Only record a wildlife crime if it is safe to do so.

Donate to our hen harrier appeal

1 current appeals. With your support we can work to give nature a home.

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Hen harrier appeal

Harried to the edge of extinction in England, hen harriers need your help - before it's too late.

Our Target £1800000