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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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SURVEY OF PEAK DISTRICT BIRDS TO TAKE FLIGHT The Moorland Association is delighted to be playing its part in the new Moors for the Future Partnership breeding bird survey taking place this summer across moors in the Peak District National Park. This will be the first time in 14 years that a survey of this nature will be carried out and it is […]

Next generation gamekeepers trailblaze new approach to Peatland improvement Next generation gamekeepers have put the recently launched national peatland restoration toolkit through its paces. Students at Newton Rigg College, Penrith are at the cutting edge of best moorland practice rehearsed on the College’s 5,000 acres of moorland at Shap, Cumbria. The live outdoor classroom gives students a true sense of the reality of gamekeeping […]