Hen Harrier Day Online

2020 will see the first online Hen Harrier Day. It may have sprung from the adversity of lockdown, but we're really excited about it, it's going to be a fantastic event.

The event will be live-hosted on 8 August with some great presenters as well as some brilliant film, talks and more information about the birds and other animals of the uplands affected by over-intense management for shooting. We want to tell you about this fantastic bird and how, sadly, it suffers from illegal persecution. And we want to say more about other problems of the uplands: burning, flooding and the cruel killing of many, many other animals. And we want to show you a powerful vision of how our uplands can be different, better for wildlife and for people.

Hen Harrier Days are all about building public awareness and engagement, and our online event will have lots of content inspired by the community. There will be poems and songs – and a T-shirt design competition. The winning entries of a children's writing competition will be read out and some of the art we receive will be on show – and we hope that a couple of rather large hen harriers will appear on a graffiti wall in Aberdeen. And lots more here.

As we get nearer the date we’ll publish more here including a full programme for the day. Between now and then we’ll be adding news and updates, so please watch this space and follow us on social media (links at the bottom of the page).

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