Hen Harrier Day 2018

There's still a lot of work to do, as we're working to make 2018's event Sheffield's biggest yet.

Come and join us as we bring some of the biggest names in conservation together in the centre of the UK's Greenest City to call on the Government to give Hen Harriers and other birds of prey better legal protection. This is because of the high levels of persecution they face, especially in our upland areas around grouse moors and hunting estates. This is because some gamekeepers see these birds of prey as a threat to the viability of shooting estates through hunting the species that they target in their hunting and shooting activities.
All of our speakers want the same thing, our Hen Harrier population to bounce back, some call on it to be banned, while others push for shooting estates to be licensed.

Hen Harrier Stats

"Of all birds of prey, the Hen Harrier is the most heavily persecuted in relation to population size in the UK," Natural England.

"Potential national population estimates are calculated for england at 323 to 340 pairs" JNCC for Defra
"There were "only three active nests in England this year [2016]" Blanaid Denman, Hen Harrier Life+ Project RSPB.

Of the 47 Hen Harriers fitted with satelite tags between 2007 and 2014 37 have "disappeared" Natural England Data

Hen Harriers at a Glance




(c) Amy Lewis, Wildlife Trusts
You can learn more about these iconic birds on the RSPB's Hen Harrier Bird Facts page.

Speakers so far...

Georgia Locock; Young writer, campaigner, blogger & student
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust; TBC
Cathleen Thomas; RSPB Hen Harrier Life+ Project Officer
Natalie Bennett; The Green Party

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Meet our Calluna

A specially comissioned mascot character based on the juvenille bird who was sat tagged on the National Trust for Scotland's Mar Lodge Estate in the Cairngorms National Park last year. Unfortunately the original bird went missing a few miles to the east of her birth place over a grouse moor to the north of Ballater. Take a look at her webpage for more information.

Getting To Devonshire Green

As Devonshire Green is located within Sheffield City Centre and this is an environmental it would be great if you cloud use public transport to join us. However we appreciate that this isn't possible for everyone so we've provided links to the Travel South Yorkshire and Parkopedia websites as well as Google Maps below to help you get there.
158 Devonshire St, Sheffield S3 7SF

Public Transport

Car Parks

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Donations & Merchandise

Birders Against Wildlife Crime don't have a physical shop, but for a donation you can get a pin badge from their official website or you can get a T-Shirt from their Spreadshirt online shop before the day.

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More action...

If you're feeling inspired there are a few more actions you can take to show those in power that things have to change, we have outlined some of the actions that you can take below;

Join the Thunderclap

When you support the Inglorious 12th Thunderclap you help to amplify the message highlighting the problem faced by our Hen Harriers. Thunderclap uses your Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr to push the message further around the world by making a post that could be seen by all of your contacts.
We elect MPs to be our voice in Parliament, it is their job to stand up and speak for us in Westminster. They can only do this if you contact them, by emailing, writing letters or visiting them at one of their surgeries. If you feel strongly enough to come along to a Hen Harrier Day and can't make it, or even if you can why not drop them a message of some kind. Things can only change if we exercise our democratic right.

Sheffield Hen Harrier Day is the forerunner to BAWC's Hen Harrier Day Weekend;