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Inglorious 12th

by Findlay Wilde category: Environment

“I want to see HenHarriers breeding in England for years to come. Just 3 pairs breeding is a disgrace #Inglorious12th http://thndr.me/tyaKt5

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Inglorious 12th

Our uplands could support 300 pairs of Hen Harriers. This year we have had just 3 breeding pairs. It's a shocking statistic.

I can still vividly remember the very first time I saw a hen harrier. It was high up on the North Wales moors. The fine rain and mist covered my face in water and the low cloud limited my views over the vast landscape.  Despite the rain and mist, I resolved to walk even further up the moors, but my plans to keep going suddenly came to an abrupt stop. A grey ghost, elegant and effortless, glided past within 10 metres of where I stood. He soared effortlessly on the wind, appearing and reappearing through the sloping hills. 

I can't bear to think that future generations my never get the chance to encounter a moment like this.

So I want to hear the Hen Harrier decline debated in parliament, and the only way to do this is get 100,000 signatures on the e-petition. So please, sign up to the thunderclap, help spread the word and seriously think about signing the e-petition so we can have a real debate on it.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/125003 

  • Thank You

    August 12, 2016
    I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who signed and tweeted about this Thunderclap, making it such a success. Dr Mark Avery's petition to ban driven grouse shooting is now at 95,630 signatures, with 100,000 needed to get it debated in parliament. But there is still more that we can all do. Please continue to raise awareness and tell people what is happen in the uplands and the impact it is having on our natural inheritance and please, please write to you MPs. There is still a long road ahead to reach a more positive outlook for hen harriers in England, but we are on that road and we are moving.
    Thanks again
    Finn

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Findlay Wilde
@WildeAboutBirds

I'm Findlay Wilde. I am a young conservationist and fascinated by all wildlife, but especially birds. I want to do everything I can to protect nature now and in the future. After all, we are all just guests at nature's table.

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