In this special Age of Extinction mini-series from Science Weekly, first broadcast in August 2023, Guardian biodiversity reporter Phoebe Weston explores the illegal killing of birds of prey on grouse moors and asks why it is so difficult to solve these crimes. . In the first episode, Phoebe hears about the case of Susie, a hen harrier whose chicks were killed while being watched by a camera. As she begins to investigate the case, she hears environmentalist Ruth Tingay explain why hen harriers are being targeted and discovers the personal costs of campaigning on the issue.
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