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Liberal Democrats join calls for government to introduce grouse moor licensing

The Liberal Democrats have joined calls for grouse moors to be licensed to help end wildlife crime and drive sustainable land management in the uplands. Its policy position comes as opposition parties increase pressure on the government to bring in greater regulation of grouse moors amid growing concern over their impact […]

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Licence grouse moors to tackle wildlife crime says key nature protection report

Wild Moors has welcomed the findings of a key United Nations report which considers ways for the UK to build on and improve its policy-making to become more effective at tackling wildlife crime.The comprehensive analysis, the Wildlife Crime Analytic Toolkit Report, puts forward a series of recommendations as to how the […]

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Wildlife crime on Britain’s grouse moors hits highest level since records began

Attacks on protected birds of prey rose last year to the highest level since records began 30 years ago, with almost two thirds linked to gamebird shooting, according to a new report published by the RSPB. The charity‚Äôs annual Birdcrime report revealed that there were 137 confirmed incidents of bird of […]

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Scotland moves forward with grouse moor licensing

Scotland is moving forward with pioneering plans to license grouse moors to fight climate change and better protect wildlife. Wild Moors has long supported the licensing of grouse moors to provide an effective legal instrument for addressing intensive management of the uplands which is performed to the detriment of wildlife, ecology […]