“Hen harriers have failed to nest successfully in England for the first time since the 1960s, conservationists have said.
The failure of the only two pairs that which attempted to nest in northern England this year has left the bird of prey, which has been subject to long-term persecution, on the brink of extinction here, the RSPB said.
At one of the two sites where hen harriers nested, the wildlife charity was working with the landowner to ensure the nest was protected, but the eggs did not hatch. It is not known why the other nest failed.”
Source: The Independent
Author: Emily Beament
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