Record-breaking year for hen harrier breeding in UKChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 12, 2019
Hen harriers have enjoyed a record year for breeding success in England, Natural England has announced.
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The positive result means the last two years have produced 81 fledged chicks, surpassing the total for the previous five years put together (55).
The chicks have also hatched in a wider variety of areas this year, including in Northumberland, Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale, Derbyshire and Lancashire leading to hopes that a corner has been turned in the restoration of the hen harrier population.
Once again a wide range of organisations have come together to work in partnership to make sure that the hen harrier chicks are well looked after and protected for the future. This collective effort has helped improve the communication and liaison between land managers. ■