Satellite tagged hen harrier is found shot dead

A satellite tagged hen harrier that is part of the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project has been found shot.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 19th August 2015, 9:00 pm
hen harrier
hen harrier

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Dr Aileen McLeod said: “The Scottish Government remains absolutely committed to working with law enforcement and others to bring an end to this outdated criminal activity. I expect all right minded people involved in the countryside, including with shooting, to agree that wildlife crime has no place in a modern Scotland.

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“I would urge anyone with any information on the latest incident to contact Police Scotland as soon as possible.”

Following the incident last week a spokesperson from the Langholm Moor Demonstraction Project said: “This is especially disappointing news as the project has had so much success over the last eight years, fledging over 100 hen harriers from Langholm.