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 […]
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 […]
A partial ban on heather burning aimed at protecting some of the nation’s most sensitive peatland sites from being damaged for grouse shooting comes into force today.
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 […]
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 […]