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Councils urged to back a ban on grouse moor burning

Councils are being urged to join the battle to save northern England’s peat moors from being damaged for grouse shooting. Coinciding with the controversial grouse moor burning season opening on Friday, 1 October, Wild Moors has written to Council Leaders seeking support for a complete ban on the environmentally-damaging practice. Grouse […]

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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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Restoring the uplands rises to the top of the agenda at Ministerial flood prevention visit

An urgent need to increase focus on natural flood management was at the top of the agenda of a roundtable meeting between Environment Minister Rebecca Pow, MPs and local authorities held in Hebden Bridge yesterday.