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National Trust tightens up the rules on grouse shooting

The National Trust has tightened up the rules surrounding management of a vast expanse of moorland in the Peak District for grouse shooting. Following a consultation held over the spring, the National Trust—which manages the 32,000 hectare High Peak Estate on behalf of the nation—has agreed that trapping and snaring of […]

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Extinction looms for Peak District’s iconic mountain hares

New research by Manchester Metropolitan University and Queen’s University Belfast published in the journal Ecology and Evolution has warned that just 3,500 mountain hares remain in England. The study found that the iconic species which is only found in the Peak District is holding out in areas of moorlands where their […]

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Halifax campaigners call for a ban on cruel animal snares

Campaigners from Wild Moors took to the streets of Halifax at the weekend to call on the government to ban the use of animal snares. Volunteers from the wildlife protection organisation gathered at Woolshops, near the Duke of Wellington memorial, to urge the public to take action and sign Animal Aid’s […]

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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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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 […]