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Standard Life snaps up moorland estate for rewilding in net-zero drive

Standard Life Investments Property Income buys nearly 1,500 hectares in Scotland’s Cairngorm National Park in a bold carbon offset transaction. Standard Life Investments Property Income is backing moves to reforest part of Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park in a bid to reach net-zero emissions. In a marked departure from its normal holdings […]

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Government unveils tougher rules on grouse moor burning

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 […]

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Yorkshire MPs take the battle to ban grouse moor burning to Westminster

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 […]

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Barnsley Council backs a ban on grouse moor burning

Barnsley Council has backed an end to heather burning to save the region’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting. In correspondence with Wild Moors, the Council has confirmed that it wants the environmentally-damaging practice, which is performed by shoot operators to engineer game bird breeding habitat, to stop. The […]