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A gift in your Will

Planning for future generations is an important part of protecting those we love after we have gone.  At the Trust, we know that family comes first when you are making a Will.  Whilst you are planning or updating your Will, please consider leaving a Gift to our charitable work, as little as 1%  in your will is a valuable way to help birds of prey. This leaves 99% for your loved ones!

Your support helps us to continue our vital work to conserve bird of prey.  As top predators, birds of prey are a vital indicator of the health of the environment and understanding how best to conserve them is paramount to conserving our planet for the future of our loved ones.  Leaving a gift in your Will is a valuable way for you to this.  We have been working to conserve birds of prey since the 1960’s and with your help, we can continue to further our habitat and raptor conservation research, and to provide awareness and education programmes to the general public.

If you need to make a Will, the first step is to talk to a solicitor who specialises in Wills & Probate.  This will ensure that your Will is legally correct and that all your wishes will be carried out as you have requested.

Remember there are several types of legacy:

If you would like to to leave a donation in your Will to help the work of the Trust, did you know that your solicitor will only need to know the simple following details:

Your gift will make a real difference

The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a conservation charity and award-winning visitor centre that has worked in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and the research of birds of prey for over 50 years. Our mission is the conservation of birds of prey. Projects related to our mission operate on site at the Trust, in southern England and overseas. Our education programmes take many forms, the most popular being our world-class flying demonstrations.

We are dedicated to understanding the ecology of birds of prey and the development of evidence-based conservation outcomes for species and habitats. To this end, our work ranges from on-site biodiversity projects and surveys through to broader scale projects on birds of prey in the wild. For example, we are researching the reasons for reduced Kestrel numbers and, importantly, what can be done. We also run a nest box project for Barn Owls, Tawny Owls, Little Owls and Kestrels, installing boxes, monitoring breeding, ringing the chicks and conducting research into habitat, diet preferences and nest box microclimates.

The Hawk Conservancy Trust is home to the National Bird of Prey Hospital™ which can receive over 200 sick, injured or orphaned birds of prey annually and, since opening in 1965, thousands of birds have been successfully returned to the wild. The hospital is the base for a research programme and is also a training facility for organisations such as the Royal Veterinary College and the RSPCA.

Did you know?
The Spectacled Owl is sometimes called the ‘Knocking Owl’ after the sound of its call.
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