WORK to protect hen harriers will be the focus of a presentation to Craven's RSPB group.

Sonja Ludwig, species and habitats officer for the RSPB, will speak on Hope for Hen Harriers in the Bowland Fells and Beyond.

The meeting – at Skipton Baptist Church Hall on Wednesday, April 10, at 7.30pm – will be followed by the group AGM. Everyone is welcome.

Joyce Varley, for the group, says: "Hen harriers are one of the most iconic, but also one of the rarest, bird species nesting in our upland moorland habitats.

"For many years the Forest of Bowland has been the most important stronghold for breeding hen harriers in England, and the RSPB has been working in partnership with United Utilities to monitor and protect these amazing birds.

"The talk will give an overview about the work of the RSPB in the Bowland Fells and the status of hen harriers in England, as well as the ongoing conflict with grouse shooting interests and initiatives to resolve this."