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Grouse moor burning season opens despite growing controversy

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 […]

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The ‘giant sponge’ moorland tackling climate change and protecting homes

Re-published from Manchester Evening News: A vast area of moorland has been transformed into a ‘giant sponge’ to tackle the effects of climate change. The project on Holcombe Moor above Ramsbottom and Bury is also being credited with helping to protect nearby lowland villages from flooding during intense rainfall. Conservationists have constructed […]

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Nature friendly moorland management sees hen harriers return to Wharfedale

Wildlife campaigners are celebrating the conservation efforts of a leading landowner which have resulted in rare hen harriers roosting on its moor. Adopting nature-friendly moorland management techniques, NG Bailey’s Denton Park Estate, near Ilkley, has reversed declines in birds of prey associated with wildlife persecution by its former grouse shooting tenant. Hen […]