First established in 2014, Hen Harrier Day has been celebrated every year since, and always on the weekend before the opening of the grouse-shooting season on the Inglorious 12th August.
Now an established part of the UK conservation scene, this year Hen Harrier Day takes on even more significance as the UK prepares to host COP26 in November, the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
As well as highlighting the ongoing illegal killing of hen harriers and other birds of prey on many driven grouse moors, this year we’ll also be painting a vision for what our uplands could look like without driven grouse shooting and its associated intensive land management practices such as burning the peatlands.
We will be live online from 10am on Saturday 7th August 2021. We hope you can join us!
Be sure also to tune into the family online event prior to Hen Harrier Day, hosted by the charity Hen Harrier Action, on Sunday 1st August – you can find more details about that here.