The story of the short, tragic life of Bowland Beth GÇô an English Hen Harrier GÇô which dramatically highlights the major issues in UK conservation. David Cobham enters her world to show what being a hen harrier today is like. He immerses himself not only in the day-to-day regimen of her life, the hours of hunting, bathing, keeping her plumage in order and roosting, but also the fear of living in an environment run to provide packs of driven grouse for a few wealthy sportsmen to shoot.The hen harrier is seen as a totemic species in the battle between the conservationists and ruralists, and as one of the key players in this emotive debate, David Cobham is uniquely placed to reflect on Beth's story. In this powerful narrative, he provides us with a profound tale which helps to illuminate the larger implications of the species' decline, highlighting the urgent need for conservation efforts to reverse this.
Bowland Beth: The Life Of An English Hen Harrier
The Life of an English Hen Harrier
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