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Title of the project

Goshawk reintroduction to the UK


Bringing goshawks from Finland and Sweden for release in the UK


Hawks established to breed in 3 areas


Country Finland, United Kingdom
Level International

Starting date


Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland

Protection status of the areas

No protection status


Species Caracteristics Protected species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public), Policy work (e.g. positioning of hunting organisations, demonstrating conservation actions)


Leading partners British Falconers Club (www.britishfalconersclub.co.uk)
Other partners Licences from Maa ja metsatalous Ministerium (Finland) and Nature Conservancy (UK)

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

£2,500 pa 100%

Estimation of Human Resources needed

2-3 person-months pa


Kenward, R.E., Marquiss, M. & Newton, I. 1981. What happens to goshawks trained for falconry. Journal of Wildlife Management 45:802-806.