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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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Grouse shooting season highlights conservation efforts of local Peak District moorland managers The conservation and economic benefits of grouse shooting provided by moorland managers in the Peak District are highlighted in a new survey released today. A snap shot of estates surveyed by the Peak District Moorland Group show that they will be hosting over 90 driven shoot days throughout the season with many more running on […]

New peatland restoration toolkit launched A new toolkit has been launched to enhance land managers’ understanding of the current condition of blanket bog and allow them to implement peatland restoration methods to make improvements. There is currently more carbon stored in the UK’s peatland than in the combined forests of Britain and France, representing 42% of the UK’s soil carbon […]

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