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Labour calls for introduction of grouse moor licensing

Labour has called for grouse moors to be licensed to help end a wave of wildlife crime in northern England’s uplands. It follows the release of undercover footage by Wild Moors, taken in May, showing a goshawk being illegally trapped and killed on a grouse moor in North Yorkshire. Birds of prey […]

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Grouse shooting season overshadowed by wave of wildlife crime

Wildlife campaigners are calling on the government to introduce mandatory licensing of grouse moors to eradicate illegal bird of prey persecution. It follows the grouse shooting season being overshadowed by a wave of wildlife crime as it opens today on the ‘Glorious Twelfth’. Birds of prey have been shot, poisoned and […]

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Police probe goshawk killing on Queen’s grouse moor

A protected goshawk has been illegally killed on one of North Yorkshire’s most iconic grouse moors owned by Her Majesty The Queen. North Yorkshire Police launched an investigation into the Duchy of Lancaster’s Goathland Estate, nestled in the heart of the North York Moors, after being handed footage (available here) by Wild […]