Hawk Conservancy Trust
Hampshire, United KingdomBiodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Research
Our mission at The Hawk Conservancy Trust is the conservation of birds of prey. As a registered charity, we couldn’t do our work without our supporters and we aim to make everyone’s day at the Trust as memorable and as enjoyable as possible.
We care for more than 130 birds of prey from owls to eagles at the Trust and our purpose-built National Bird of Prey Hospital™ is where sick, injured or orphaned raptors are cared for.
Our on-site British Conservation Discovery Centre is home to our Raptor Nest Box Project (RNBP), run by our Conservation Biologist Dr Matt Stevens, for Barn Owls, Tawny Owls, Little Owls and Kestrels. As well as exploring the ecology of nest box use, this project aims to assess how the use of nest boxes impacts the populations of these species.
Led by our Head of Conservation and Research, Dr Campbell Murn, our International Vulture Programme (IVP) is a multi-partner initiative that focuses on the research and conservation of vultures. We’re a core member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Vulture Specialist Group (VSG); a growing global partnership of more than 60 specialists working together towards vulture conservation. As a member of the conservation consortium Save Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE), we’re able to work towards the prevention of the poisoning of vultures and help create Vulture Safe Zones in south Asia.
There are special activities and events at the Trust throughout the year which include Owls by Moonlight evenings, Experience Days for all the family and Photographic Days which enable you to get closer to our birds in a more intimate setting.
Feathers Restaurant is a spacious and contemporary space. It is fully licensed for alcohol and offers a range of catering options from snacks to meals, and has free Wi-Fi for visitors. The Trust Shop sells a range of gifts, souvenirs and branded merchandise. We can also provide a unique fully licensed and catered venue for civil weddings, parties, corporate events, meetings and private functions.
For more than 50 years, the Hawk Conservancy Trust has worked in the fields of conservation, education, research and rehabilitation.