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Burning issue: councils unite to save England’s peatlands

Thirteen local authorities and their leaders have teamed up with conservation organisation Wild Moors to encourage the government to take urgent action to protect fragile moorland habitats.It comes ahead of a review by the Environment Minister Rebecca Pow in the spring which will consider whether to extend existing legislation to implement […]

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Big news! Aviva will restore grouse moor back to nature

Aviva has unveiled that it has landed the purchase of a large grouse moor to restore it for nature, climate and people. The insurance powerhouse teamed up with Par Equity to acquire 6,300 hectares of heavily-degraded moorland in the Glen Dye area of Aberdeenshire, for restoration, as part of its commitment […]

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Nature restoration gets underway on BrewDog’s rewilding moor

BrewDog has announced that an adventurous programme of peatland restoration is underway at its flagship moorland restoration initiative. The progress follows the brewery and pub chain unveiling just 10 months ago that it had purchased a former grouse moor, the Kinrara Estate, for rewilding as part of efforts to offset its […]

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Redcar & Cleveland Council says grouse moor burning must end to help tackle climate change

Redcar & Cleveland Council has backed an end to heather burning to save the region’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting. The local authority has called for the environmentally harmful practice, which is performed to provide younger, more nutritious heather to be eaten by grouse reared for shooting, to […]