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Hen Harriers – The English cohort of 2018

More information about our Raptor Persecution Awareness Open-day being held on Saturday the 11th of Auguest 2018 at Grassington Devonshire Institute, Grassington Village, North Yorks 

 The 2014 national peregrine falcon breeding survey
The RSPB has launched a confidential ‘Raptor Crime Hotline’ (0300 999 0101)
The Current Status of the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative
Response to the Defra Announcement of plans for Hen Harrier Brood Management
2016 Annual Review – available to Purchase

The Northern England Raptor Forum (NERF) represents the combined fieldwork and conservation interests of ten regional raptor study groups covering much of the upland areas of England.

Thanks to many hours of dedicated fieldwork from the volunteers within the raptor study groups, NERF holds the most comprehensive data-set for the success of breeding raptors, including Owls and Raven across the uplands of northern England.

NERF members’ core activity is to monitor and report the breeding success and year round distribution of target raptor species.

The NERF member groups have a wealth of experience with detailed research studies dating back 25+ years.

An annual report is published offering details at species level of occupancy, breeding success and distribution for the previous year.

NERF welcomes applications from other raptor study groups in the region.