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South West Peregrine

Cornwall & Devon Peregrine Falcon Study Group since 2007

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Royal Cornwall Show

South West Peregrine will be at this years Royal Cornwall Show on the 5,6 and 7th of June.

This is the largest agricultural show in the South West, drawing in estimated crowds of up to 130,000 over the 3 days. We will be in the Cornish Heritage Pavillions on stand 775, where we will be talking to the public about the groups role in monitoring peregrines for the British Trust of Ornithology.
We are bringing an interactive display, which will engage all ages. Video clips as well as numerous artefacts and artwork will also be on display.
We are also promoting the Hawk and Owl Trust, whom we have made close connections over the past 12 months as well as Birders Against Wildlife Crime a new and very good web resource allowing you to understand these at times complex laws.
Let’s hope the weather is kind to all the exhibitors and public and we look forward to seeing you there, so please come and say hello to the team members.

New e-petition: ban driven grouse shooting in England

Lend your support to the ‘Hen Harrier’ before it is too late. Please find the time to sign this e-petition.

Raptor Persecution UK

It’s been coming for some time, and now all patience has finally evaporated.

Mark Avery has launched a new e-petition today, calling for a complete ban on driven grouse shooting in England after it has led to the near-extinction of the Hen Harrier as a breeding species in the English uplands.

Hen harrier

We are 100% in support of this e-petition, especially as some of ‘our’ Hen Harriers are known to travel across the political boundary down into England, and vice-versa. It doesn’t matter where you live, be it Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Irish Republic, this issue affects all of our Hen Harriers.

The petition is cleverly timed, too, with the petition’s closing date designed to coincide with the election of the next national government. That’s smart.

Here are Mark’s thoughts on why this e-petition has been created:

Dear friends

I have just launched an e-petition on the…

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