The first ever Hen Harrier Day Wales takes place tomorrow (Saturday, 18 July 2020) and will be live-streamed on Facebook from 12 – 4pm.
Hosted by two outdoor companies, Mountain Escapes & Julian Cartright Mountain Adventures, this is the first of two online Hen Harrier Day events this year, with a UK-wide event taking place in three weeks time on Saturday 8 August. More info to follow on that one.
Hen Harrier Day Wales has the following line-up:
- 12.00-12.05 Introduction
- 12.05-12.30. Iolo Williams. The history of Hen Harriers in Wales, recolonisation and persecution.
- 12.50-13.05. Dr Cathleen Thomas. Join us to find out more about the RSPB’s Hen Harrier LIFE project, which ran from 2014 to 2020. We’ll tell you a bit more about our work in Wales, and our hopes for the future of Welsh hen harriers.
- 13.15-13.30. Alan Davies. The magical experience of watching Hen Harriers on Welsh moorlands, a sight which everybody should have the chance to see. He will then move on to highlight the terrible persecution of these spectacular birds and will wrap up with how we can all help Hen Harriers by spreading the word about these fantastic endangered birds.
- 13.40-13.55. Dr Ruth Tingay. Topic to be confirmed.
- 14.05-14.20. Rob Taylor. Topic to be confirmed.
- 14.30-14.45. Dan Rouse. Young people and Hen harriers: what has been achieved and what people can work towards doing if they want to get involved in helping hen harriers.
- 15.00-15.45. Chris Packham. Topic to be confirmed.
- 16.00. Thanks/ Close.
For further information about Hen Harrier Day Wales, please visit the web page here
[Chris Packham with an illegally-killed hen harrier – full story here – photo by Ruth Tingay]