The Countryside Alliance (CA) has branded a new RSPB initiative to ?protect and conserve nesting hen harriers?, which recently secured £317,000 of lottery cash, as a ?vanity project.?

The RSPB says Skydancers will help secure the future of the hen harrier as a breeding bird in England, but the CA says that the work it will undertake is already being carried out by Government and conservation bodies.

The rest of this article appears in 27th April issue of Shooting Times.

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