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Extinction looms for Peak District’s iconic mountain hares

New research by Manchester Metropolitan University and Queen’s University Belfast published in the journal Ecology and Evolution has warned that just 3,500 mountain hares remain in England. The study found that the iconic species which is only found in the Peak District is holding out in areas of moorlands where their […]

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COP26 deal issues a rallying cry to rewild Britain’s uplands

As the world inches closer to 2030, the deadline scientists have identified as the last chance to prevent catastrophic climate change, world leaders have signed the major Glasgow Climate Pact to help decarbonise economies and rewild the world. Rewilding land is key The Glasgow Climate Pact “emphasises the importance of protecting, […]

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Environment Act offers fresh opportunities for restoring Britain’s uplands

As royal assent is given to the Environment Act, which is intended to protect and enhance our environment for future generations, we explore the implications of the legislation on harmful practices in the uplands and highlight opportunities for new income streams for land-based climate solutions. Halt species decline by 2030 Campaigners […]

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Climate Change Committee makes historic recommendation for a land transformation strategy

A strong policy framework is critical to maximise the potential for Britain’s uplands to deliver climate solutions, drive green growth and improve security. The climate solutions sector is surging around the globe, and not a moment too soon, because conventional land use is ill equipped to handle the escalating pressures of […]

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Moorland community launches bid to buy grouse shooting estate for nature

A £2.2m fundraising campaign has been launched to double the size of a nature reserve in Dumfries and Galloway. The Langholm Initiative charity created the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve after raising £3.8m to buy 5,200 acres of land and six residential properties. The campaign was launched last year and the group took ownership of […]