Re-published from Manchester Evening News: A vast area of moorland has been transformed into a ‘giant sponge’ to tackle the effects of climate change. The project on Holcombe Moor above Ramsbottom and Bury is also being credited with helping to protect nearby lowland villages from flooding during intense rainfall. Conservationists have constructed […]
A partial ban on heather burning aimed at protecting some of the nation’s most sensitive peatland sites from being damaged for grouse shooting comes into force today.
Bradford Council has kick-started a conservation drive to restore wildlife habitats on the world-famous Ilkley Moor.
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 […]
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 […]