Moorland Association was awarded a Wildlife Habitat Charitable Trust grant

In 2020 the Moorland Association was awarded a Wildlife Habitat Charitable Trust grant of £25,000 per annum (£100,000 in total) as part of the hen harrier brood management trial (2020 to 2023).

The project aims to assess whether a brood management scheme would, as part of the Defra Hen Harrier Action Plan, contribute to an increase in numbers of hen harriers in Northern England by testing the practicalities of brood management: can eggs or chicks be taken from the wild and raised in captivity, can those chicks be released back into the wild and what are the implications for nest productivity and survival.

The WHCT grant is to be used to to fund the release step of one Hen Harrier brood per year. This includes construction of receptor site infrastructure, food, monitoring, feeding, security equipment and surveillance.

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