Chris Packham Steps Down as President of the Hawk and Owl Trust

Chris Packham is no longer the President of the Hawk and Owl Trust, announcing the news on Twitter yesterday:

 

It is believed to be related to the Hawk and Owl Trusts stance on Hen Harrier recovery, in which their chairman has suggested they may be involved in a brood management scheme as early as this spring, a move which is widely seen as giving in to hunting estate owners and ignoring the main issue of persecution. Links to more information can be found on our previous post: Hawk and Owl Trust Criticized Over Stance on Hen Harriers 

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  1. An understandable move. Just because they “manage” broods doesn’t mean persecution will stop either. So it could just become another factor in their decline, adding to the problem.

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