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Operation Owl: Boxes Help Save These Beautiful Bellwethers of Biodiversity

By Garry Rogers @Garry_Rogers

Operation Owl: boxes help save these beautiful bellwethers of biodiversity

A Woking-based volunteer group strives to create habitats for these nocturnal birds and inspire children to help in conservation, discovers Patrick Barkham

“These mostly nocturnal birds of prey are an enduring symbol of wisdom and mystery in our culture and children’s books. Harry Potter has triggered a renewed fascination with them. Everyone seems to love owls but there is a problem: populations, particularly of barn owls, have massively declined because of habitat loss but also partly because there are no homes for these much-loved species.”


How to set up your own Operation Owl

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