Heather burning on the grouse moors above Sheffield has sparked an outpour of complaints from city residents over the impact of smoke on air quality. At least 30 large fires have been set on the Sheffield moors by sporting estates in the past week to cultivate younger, more nutritious heather for […]
Campaigners say there has been a fivefold increase in damaging and ‘absurd’ burnings in national parks.
Today the burning of Britain’s carbon-rich peat moors by grouse shooting estates begins amid mounting controversy surrounding the contribution the practice makes to climate change. Wild Moors is warning that a complete ban on burning on peatlands, a ritual performed to provide younger, more nutritious heather to be eaten by grouse […]
England’s largest corporate landowner is considering new ways of managing its land to better benefit nature. United Utilities, which owns nine moors across the uplands of Derbyshire and Lancashire, is looking to place greater emphasis on restoring land for nature, clean water and people as part of its long-term strategy to […]
Natural England is encouraging moorland owners to restore vast areas of damaged peatlands to help fight wildfires. The nature protection agency’s plea follows publication of a key report detailing how wet bogs helped to stop the spread of a major wildfire in 2018 on the moors above Saddleworth, on the northern […]