There has been recent media debate on who is really looking after the interests of the iconic hen harrier as it fights to re-establish itself on England’s moorlands.  Is it the RSPB?  Or the grouse shooting industry?  Or, is it Natural England perhaps?

Such debates are rich ground for educational discussions as they raise a range of intertwined issues in real-life contexts.  There are jobs at stake here, as well as the future of a fine bird and the habitats it inhabits.  The Guardian has an introduction to these issues.


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