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.