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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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Welsh Government declares opposition to grouse shooting after lobbying by Wild Moors

Wild Moors has welcomed an announcement by the Welsh Government that the shooting of grouse and other game birds for ‘sport’ in the nation’s iconic countryside does not have its support. The Welsh Climate Change Minister Julie James confirmed the Government’s position following being lobbied by organisations opposed to and in […]

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Sheffield Council says grouse moor burning must end to help tackle climate change

Sheffield Council has backed an end to heather burning to save the region’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting. The local authority has called for the environmentally harmful practice, which is performed to provide younger, more nutritious heather to be eaten by grouse reared for shooting, to stop to […]

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Bradford Council says grouse moor burning must end to help tackle climate change

Bradford Council has backed an end to heather burning to save the region’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting. The local authority has called for the environmentally harmful practice, which is performed to provide younger, more nutritious heather to be eaten by grouse reared for shooting, to stop to […]

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Grouse moors burn while world leaders discuss climate emergency

Grouse moors have been criticised for setting fires on fragile peatland habitat whilst the UK hosts the globally-important COP26 climate summit. Wild Moors documented some of the dozens of fires set on moorland estates across northern England this week, which were performed to provide younger, more nutritious heather to be eaten […]