29 Aug '16, 3pm

Neat summary of the current situation by @audubonsociety

Birds and Habitats Are Under Attack With your help, we can fight back. We can protect birds and the places they call home—as long as people like you help. Donate Now The United Kingdom’s threatened Hen Harrier can’t seem to catch a break. The ghostly birds of prey , which once reigned over the moorlands, are being poisoned, shot, and trapped for “stealing” gamebirds from high-end hunting estates. Numbers of U.K. breeding pairs have dwindled to about 700, and nesting pairs are scarce. So, in January 2016, after years of deliberation, the U.K. government instated a six-point, $2.2 million Joint Action Plan on Hen Harriers as a last-ditch effort to protect the species. But just months after signing on, the country’s largest avian conservation group, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), publicly withdrew from the plan. “To be honest, we felt we were in a prett...

Full article: http://www.audubon.org/news/despite-recovery-plan-uks-imp...

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