Heather burning on the grouse moors above Sheffield has sparked an outpour of complaints from city residents over the impact of smoke on air quality. At least 30 large fires have been set on the Sheffield moors by sporting estates in the past week to cultivate younger, more nutritious heather for […]
Campaigners say there has been a fivefold increase in damaging and ‘absurd’ burnings in national parks.
Today the burning of Britain’s carbon-rich peat moors by grouse shooting estates begins amid mounting controversy surrounding the contribution the practice makes to climate change. Wild Moors is warning that a complete ban on burning on peatlands, a ritual performed to provide younger, more nutritious heather to be eaten by grouse […]
Councils are being urged to join the battle to save northern England’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting. Coinciding with the controversial grouse moor burning season opening on Friday, 1 October, Wild Moors has written to Council Leaders seeking support for a complete ban on the environmentally-damaging practice. Grouse […]
Standard Life Investments Property Income buys nearly 1,500 hectares in Scotland’s Cairngorm National Park in a bold carbon offset transaction. Standard Life Investments Property Income is backing moves to reforest part of Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park in a bid to reach net-zero emissions. In a marked departure from its normal holdings […]