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“Moorland vandalism”: Chris Packham calls for Ilkley Moor shoot ban

Outspoken wildlife presenter and naturalist Chris Packham has urged Bradford Council to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor in a statement addressing Leader Susan Hinchcliffe. Outspoken wildlife presenter and naturalist Chris Packham has branded Bradford Council’s allowance of grouse shooting on Yorkshire’s iconic beauty spot Ilkley Moor as “moorland vandalism”. The […]

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Wildlife crash on Ilkley Moor prompts fresh calls to ban grouse shooting

Wildlife populations have crashed on treasured beauty spot Ilkley Moor, risking the site’s conservation status, freshly emerged figures show. Campaigners have written to Bradford Council Leader Susan Hinchcliffe demanding a ban on grouse shooting. Over half of protected breeding bird species have declined or become locally extinct on Yorkshire’s iconic beauty […]

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John Grogan MP backs an end to grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor

Newly elected representative for Keighley and Ilkley, John Grogan MP, has backed an end to grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor. The politician has described the practice when conducted on public land as presenting a potential conflict of interest. Wild Moors, which has lobbied Bradford Metropolitan District Council (BMDC) to cease leasing […]