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Peak District National Park urges end to killing of the region’s iconic mountain hares

Landowners are being urged to end the killing of England’s only population of mountain hares which inhabit the moorlands of the Peak District National Park.The Peak District National Park Authority has issued the plea following concerns that grouse moors are targeting hares in the belief that this helps protect game birds […]

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High Peak Borough Council calls for an end to grouse moor burning

High Peak Borough Council has backed an end to heather burning to save the region’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting. The local authority has called for the environmentally harmful practice, which is performed to provide younger, more nutritious heather to be eaten by grouse reared for shooting, to […]

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National Trust to consider future of grouse shooting on Peak District moors

The National Trust is set to consider the future of grouse shooting on its moors in the Peak District National Park. It was announced in a statement to Wild Moors that land management will be scrutinised in preparation for the next stage of its High Peak Moors Vision in 2023. This […]