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Councils urged to back a ban on grouse moor burning

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 […]

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Restoring the uplands rises to the top of the agenda at Ministerial flood prevention visit

An urgent need to increase focus on natural flood management was at the top of the agenda of a roundtable meeting between Environment Minister Rebecca Pow, MPs and local authorities held in Hebden Bridge yesterday.

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The ‘giant sponge’ moorland tackling climate change and protecting homes

Re-published from Manchester Evening News: A vast area of moorland has been transformed into a ‘giant sponge’ to tackle the effects of climate change. The project on Holcombe Moor above Ramsbottom and Bury is also being credited with helping to protect nearby lowland villages from flooding during intense rainfall. Conservationists have constructed […]

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Mayor of Doncaster calls for an end to grouse moor burning to protect the town from flooding

Doncaster Council has backed a ban on heather burning to save the region’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting. In a letter sent to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Mayor Ros Jones said that the environmentally-damaging practice, which is performed by shoot operators to engineer breeding habitat for […]