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Grouse moor burning season closes with prospect of ban

New figures showing the shocking scale of grouse moor burning across Yorkshire have been released by a wildlife organisation as the season officially closes today. Wild Moors has compiled more than 550 reports of the county’s heather moorland being burnt — an ecologically-destructive practice performed to engineer habitat for grouse which […]

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Major landowners put a permanent end to grouse moor burning

Three major landowners have ended heather burning on moorland across Northern England in a landmark move welcomed by wildlife campaigners.Yorkshire Water, United Utilities and the National Trust — which collectively own 34 sections of moorland spanning Yorkshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire — enforced the decision last week by asking tenants to halt the practice until further […]

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Progress made to tackle grouse moor management in the North York Moors

The North York Moors National Park Authority has voiced concerns over the increased disruption being caused by the intensification of game bird shooting. In a letter to Wild Moors, the national park’s Chief Executive, Andy Wilson, outlined fresh steps being taken to tackle the problem, which it says is disturbing visitors […]