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|17 Oct 2017, 4:43 p.m.||Birds of Prey||Anne-Marie Trevelyan|
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many hen harrier nests there were on (a) RSPB and (b) non-RSPB reserves in each of the last five years; how many of those nests failed to have any chicks fledge in each of those years; and what the known causes of each of those nest failures were.
Answer (Dr Thérèse Coffey)
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has primary control over access to two known hen harrier breeding sites: the RSPB reserve at Geltsdale and United Utilities landholding in the Bowland Fells, a special protection area.
Table 1. Breeding data from sites primarily controlled by RSPB
Table 2. Breeding data from sites primarily controlled by other bodies