Red Kites are flourishing once again in Yorkshire but the North of the county still has one of the worst records nationally for reports of crimes against birds of prey.
Tim Melling spoke to Duncan and Christine about how the birds have recovered since being reintroduced to the area 15 years ago:
There are calls for tougher penalties for wildlife criminals after figures showed 30 red kites have been shot or poisoned in Yorkshire since the birds were re-introduced in the region 15 years ago.
Red kites were all but wiped from Britain's skies in Victorian times when the rapidly expanding population saw the birds, which are scavengers, as a threat to food supplies.
Now more than 100 years later, conservationists in our region are at the forefront of the campaign to ensure the birds of prey have a brighter future. Emma Wilkinson reports.
The RSPB is calling for tougher penalties for wildlife crimes after figures showed 30 red kites have been shot or poisoned in Yorkshire since the birds of prey were re-introduced in the region 15 years ago.