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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Peregrines of Derby Cathedral Appeal


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Please donate on this page to the DERBY CATHEDRAL PEREGRINE PROJECT APPEAL. [lt]br /[gt]This project is managed by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with the cathedral on which the peregrines nest and the city council which hosts the webcams.[/p][p]A pair of wild peregrine falcons was first sighted on the Cathedral's ancient tower in 2004. The Project put up a nest platform for the birds because there was nowhere flat on the tower for them to lay their eggs. The birds have nested there ever since, watched by people all over the planet via the web cams. Peregrines are awe-inspiring birds, able to ‘stoop’ vertically downwards on their prey at over 200 mph, making them the fastest species on the planet![/p][p]Once widespread in the UK, peregrine falcons were almost wiped out in the 1950s and '60s by agricultural chemicals such as DDT which accumulated up the food chain. Once these chemicals were banned, peregrines began to recover, reappearing at their traditional nest sites on the coast and in the uplands. As numbers increased they began to nest on tall buildings in towns and cities such as Derby. [/p][p]The Peregrine Project brings the intimate details of these falcons - as they lay their eggs and bring up their chicks - into homes, offices and schools; brings nature right into the heart of our lives. The project needs financial support in order to get the pictures of the nest out via the worldwide web, to maintain the nest and cameras, and to engage new communities and school children with their lives and story. [b]Your donation will help us develop and sustain the project. Thank you.[/b][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2018


Jul 21, 2018

Karen in Shetland

Thanks again, you do a great job


Jul 9, 2018

Kev Hill


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 1, 2018


I've been following this project since 2007 - endlessly fascinating and informative, and the birds never fail to delight! Many thanks to all concerned.


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 28, 2018


Thanks to The Team for all their hard work, another fascinating year bringing enjoyment to many of us both far and near. Sadly news today 28 June regarding male juvie is not so good but we must stay positive.


Jun 27, 2018

The Smiths


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 26, 2018

Roy and Norma

Another year gone too soon! A big thank you to all who kept the webcams running, and everyone involved with the watchpoints. Which we've been able to attend since they started. Good Luck to all of our fledgelings hope one day are as good as our parents.


Jun 25, 2018

miss marsh

love watching the birds grow with the children


plus £0.75 Gift Aid

Jun 25, 2018


Good value . Thanks


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 25, 2018



plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 25, 2018



plus £3.75 Gift Aid

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