Norfolk white-tailed eagle reintroduction project cancelled

Norfolk white-tailed eagle reintroduction project cancelled

Cancellation follows reports local estate owners were worried about predator’s impact on other birds

A pioneering project to return white-tailed eagles to Norfolk for the first time in 200 years has been cancelled at the last minute to the dismay of conservationists.

The UK’s largest birds of prey were to be released at Wild Ken Hill, the estate that is home to the BBC’s Autumnwatch programme, from next year, with plans to set 60 birds loose over 10 years.

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