Working together

Hen harriers need all the help they can get, which is why we’re working together with a variety of organisations and community groups to build on existing projects and promote an effective conservation network for hen harriers across the project area.

Forest of Bowland

RSPB have been working positively in partnership with water company United Utilities on their Bowland estate, together with their farming and grouse shooting tenants, to provide good habitat management, monitoring, and protection for birds of prey like hen harriers, for over 30 years. More...

Langholm Moor Demonstration Project

Launched in 2007, this 10-year partnership project between Buccleuch Estates, RSPB, Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), aims to demonstrate a practical solution to the hen harrier-grouse controversy by restoring driven grouse shooting to the Langholm Moor SPA, while protecting hen harriers. More...

Making the Most of Moorlands Project

The community engagement side of the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project, this project aims to raise awareness and understanding of hen harriers and the moorland landscape with local communities in and around the Langholm SPA. Follow the progress of Langholm’s satellite-tagged birds and keep up to date with the latest project activities. More...

Heads Up for Harriers

This project is an initiative of the Partnership Against Wildlife Crime Scotland (PAWS), of which RSPB is a member. It aims to protect and restore hen harrier populations across Scotland by working together with estates to monitor hen harrier nests with cameras, and to encourage public reporting of sightings through the Heads Up Hotline. More...

Landowners

Alongside our work to tackle illegal persecution, we’ll be actively seeking out other private landowners willing to support hen harriers and will work in partnership with them to champion best practice.