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Title of the project

Osprey Project

Description

Since 2016, BASC has been actively looking after ospreys through the BASC Osprey Project. From April until August, a recommended 600m – wide disturbance-free zones are created around their nests, which means no shooting, of any kind, can take place nearby. It’s the first initiative of this kind and magnitude taken on by BASC. The aim of the project is to carry on the conservation work and support the ospreys’ colonisation of England and Wales.

Results

In 2018 all four nests were successful in raising young; each pair produced three chicks, making up a total of 12 young ospreys.

Location

Country United Kingdom
Level Local
Site South Lakes, Cumbria

Starting date

2016

Habitat Types

Forest/Woodland, Wetland

Species

Species Caracteristics Birds
Species Type Protected species
Name(s) of main species Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife

Partners

Leading partners BASC - British Association for Shooting and Conservation

Publication(s)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vVBPE8qcBY&feature=youtu.be

Weblinks

https://basc.org.uk/conservation/osprey-project/