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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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Welsh Government declares opposition to grouse shooting after lobbying by Wild Moors

Wild Moors has welcomed an announcement by the Welsh Government that the shooting of grouse and other game birds for ‘sport’ in the nation’s iconic countryside does not have its support. The Welsh Climate Change Minister Julie James confirmed the Government’s position following being lobbied by organisations opposed to and in […]

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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 […]

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COP26 deal issues a rallying cry to rewild Britain’s uplands

As the world inches closer to 2030, the deadline scientists have identified as the last chance to prevent catastrophic climate change, world leaders have signed the major Glasgow Climate Pact to help decarbonise economies and rewild the world. Rewilding land is key The Glasgow Climate Pact “emphasises the importance of protecting, […]