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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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Nature restoration gets underway on BrewDog’s rewilding moor

BrewDog has announced that an adventurous programme of peatland restoration is underway at its flagship moorland restoration initiative. The progress follows the brewery and pub chain unveiling just 10 months ago that it had purchased a former grouse moor, the Kinrara Estate, for rewilding as part of efforts to offset its […]

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Sheffield Council says grouse moor burning must end to help tackle climate change

Sheffield 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 stop to […]

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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 […]