Archive for April, 2012

The Lake District – April News Update

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Sea Eagles potentially being re-introduced in to Cumbria

Sea Eagles potentially being re-introduced in to Cumbria

Sea Eagles in Cumbria

Sea Eagles, with a wingspan of 8ft, may be introduced back in to Cumbria. A study is being undertaken by the University of Cumbria’s Centre for Wildlife Conservation. Dr. Armstrong, a senior lecturer at the university, says “The birds belong here. The habitat here is spot on. It’s the last part of England that they bred in and if it wasn’t for human persecution, they would still be here.” Sea Eagles are huge birds of prey and the subject of their re-introduction is controversial. The National Farmers Union regional Director, Mr. Robert Sheasby, has expressed serious concerns for livestock, especially lambs, piglets and free-range poultry. (more…)