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Moorland Association welcomes National Trust support for grouse shooting.

12th January 2018

“The Moorland Association  welcomed the announcement by the National Trust that it is working with three new grouse shooting tenants as partners on its High Peak Moors in Derbyshire.

Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association, said: “The National Trust’s decision to let three areas of land to new shooting tenants demonstrates its confidence and belief that grouse shooting and good moorland management provides a range of conservation benefits both in terms of species and habitat.

“The National Trust requires and has received assurances that the highest standards of moorland management will be met on these areas of land. Well managed grouse moors enable some of the country’s most endangered bird species such as curlew, lapwing and golden plover to thrive. Furthermore, the peatland restoration work that happens on grouse moors makes a positive contribution to the environment. This valuable work is carried out by local people and businesses who are at the heart of our rural communities.”

You can read the full National Trust announcement here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/news/statement-on-grouse-shoot-leases-on-the-high-peaks

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75% of of the world’s remaining heather moorland is found in Britain – but this area declined alarmingly over the latter part of the last century. The Moorland Association was set up in 1986 to coordinate the efforts of moorland owners and managers to halt this loss, particularly in England and Wales.

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