Thank you to everyone who entered our Art Competition. All the entries were fantastic, and showed real creativity, effort and skill. Judge Paul Durrant, our Graphic Designer, commented on how tricky it was to judge but he really enjoyed the range of approaches and materials to this challenge. We’ve shared all entries here so we hope you enjoy looking through them too. We are pleased to announce that the overall winner of the competition is William, aged 8, who has a won a years’ family membership to the Trust! Our judge loved your use of colour, texture and layers. Well done […]
During the 1960s and 70s Buzzards were lost from many parts of the UK, mainly due to ongoing persecution, a crash in prey populations and poisonous pesticides.
Calling all children to take part in our art competition (and big kids too!). For the chance to WIN a one year family membership to the Trust, we want you to amaze us with your creativity! There’ll also be three runner-up prizes of a family ticket to visit when we’re able to open again.
Thank you to everyone who entered our Poetry Competition. All the entries were fantastic, and there were some brilliant drawings too. Our judge, Education Officer Miriam Nicholls, commented on how very difficult it was to choose a winner as they were all super to read! We’ve shared all entries here so we hope you enjoy reading them too. We are pleased to announce that the overall winner of the competition is Maddison Andrews, aged 13, who has a won a years’ family membership to the Trust! We have three runners up who have each won a family ticket. They are […]
We are so pleased to be able to re-open our doors, thank you for sticking with us! The Trust has not been the same without our visitors and our team, both human and avian, are really looking forward to seeing you all again. We’re disappointed that we won’t be able to welcome as many of you as we would normally do at this time of year, however, restricting the number of people is necessary to do our bit to keep our members, visitors, staff, volunteers and animals as safe and healthy as we can. We are reviewing our capacity and […]
As many of you will know, at the Trust we really love vultures and we are fortunate to have a variety of species in our team. Some of them you will be more familiar with having seen them star in our flying displays, such as the cheeky team of Hooded Vultures and our impressive pair of African White-backed Vultures.
The seven acres of chalk downland was created in 1995 and named in memory of the Trust’s founder, Reg Smith. As well as being a stunning location to enjoy, Reg’s Wildflower Meadow, represents one of the greatest conservation achievements of the Hawk Conservancy Trust. It is a habitat of incredible diversity and is listed in the National Biodiversity Action Plan as one of 65 habitats that are a priority for conservation. English chalk downland meadow is rarer than tropical rainforest.
The White-backed Vulture colony at Changa Manga breeding facility has fledged three new chicks this year! This brings the group size up to 25, and is the best breeding year yet. It really shows what a brilliant job facility supervisor, Abdul Ghaffar, is doing.