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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 […]

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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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Government unveils tougher rules on grouse moor burning

Burning heather on fragile blanket bog is set to be restricted on northern England’s grouse moors under new legislation announced by the Government today. The tighter rules will mean that grouse moors will no longer be allowed to routinely set fire to heather, to engineer game bird breeding habitat, on some of the […]

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Yorkshire MPs take the battle to ban grouse moor burning to Westminster

Three Yorkshire MPs are taking the battle to save the county’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting to Westminster today. Stephanie Peacock (Shadow Flooding Minister and Barnsley East), Olivia Blake (Sheffield Hallam) and Rachel Maskell (York Central) will tell a debate in Westminster Hall that a promised ban on […]