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‘WILD CHEF’ RALPH SKRIPEK GETS GREAT BRITISH GAME WEEK OFF TO A FLYING START

19th November 2018

Ralph Skripek, the ‘Wild Chef’, got Great British Game Week (GBGW) off to a flyer as he cooked up a range of innovative and delicious grouse dishes in Bakewell today. In the town traditionally associated with a tart rather than game, Skripek produced a variety of different grouse dishes to demonstrate the versatility of what […]

BEAUTIFUL WILDLIFE AND LANDSCAPE OF NORTH YORKSHIRE CAPTURED IN NEW VIDEO

24th October 2018

A truly stunning video titled ‘Moorland Birds’, recently launched, captures the beautiful landscape and varied wildlife thriving on the moorlands of North Yorkshire. Some of the ground nesting birds featuring in this short compilation include red grouse, curlew, lapwing, oystercatcher and golden plover. The distinctive heather habitat seen in this clip is a result of […]

REAL PROGRESS BEING MADE IN FIGHT AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME

25th September 2018

The Moorland Association said today that ‘real progress’ is being made in the fight against raptor persecution. Following the publication of the 2017 Birdcrime Report by RSPB, Amanda Anderson, director of the Moorland Association, said: “This report clearly demonstrates that progress is being made on the issue of raptor persecution. Grouse moors are embracing the […]

Moorland Association Response To RSPB Birdcrime 2017 Report

24th September 2018

Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association, said: “It is encouraging to see that the number of persecution incidents, both across the UK and in North Yorkshire specifically, continue to decline significantly. This is what we all want to see.” “Of course, more can be done and the best way to achieve progress is for […]

Moorland Association wildlife crime case statement

28th August 2018

Following the conviction of a gamekeeper today at Lancaster Magistrates Court, the Moorland Association and Whernside Estate have issued the following statements. A spokesman for Whernside Estate said: “The estate was dismayed to learn of the fate of these owls.  It was particularly disappointing given the enormous increase in the number of all species of […]

Moorland Association welcomes Golden Eagle release in southern Scotland

21st August 2018

The Moorland Association has today joined a raft of organisations in welcoming the news that conservationists have successfully transported three Golden Eagle chicks from the Scottish Highlands to an undisclosed location in the southern uplands of Scotland. The £1.3m South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project (SSGEP) is a collaborative project between land managers and conservationists […]

Moorland Association responds to Sue Hayman MP, Shadow Defra Secretary

20th August 2018

Dear Mrs Hayman, I am writing to you having read your article on Labour List concerning grouse moor management practices. A number of our members have expressed concern at the inaccuracies published within your article and hopefully this letter will provide you with a more accurate picture. I should let you know that I intend […]

KINGS OF CONSERVATION: GROUSE MOORS SPEND £1M A WEEK CARING FOR ENGLISH UPLANDS

13th August 2018

Grouse moor owners today reinforced their commitment to conservation despite the very poor shooting prospects for the season ahead. The Moorland Association’s 190 members look after over one million acres of unique moorland across the North of England and have spent over £50m in the past year to restore the nation’s uplands and bolster its […]

Moorland Association responds to RSPB blog

8th August 2018

The suffering of the Peregrine in the RSPB blog is barbaric and abhorrent. The Moorland Association condemns any incident of raptor persecution and the stamping out of wildlife crime is a shared goal across many countryside organisations that is making progress. We wholeheartedly support the police in their investigations where wildlife crime is suspected. In […]

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Did You Know?

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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SOMETHING TO GROUSE ABOUT: UPLAND COMMUNITIES FEEL MULTIMILLION POUND IMPACT OF POOR GROUSE SHOOTING SEASON Rural upland businesses and communities across the north of England have been counting the cost of a poor grouse shooting season and a financial loss that runs into millions of pounds. Over the course of the four-month season which finishes today, an estimated 70% of shoot days were cancelled. Recent survey data indicates the financial […]

‘WILD CHEF’ RALPH SKRIPEK GETS GREAT BRITISH GAME WEEK OFF TO A FLYING START Ralph Skripek, the ‘Wild Chef’, got Great British Game Week (GBGW) off to a flyer as he cooked up a range of innovative and delicious grouse dishes in Bakewell today. In the town traditionally associated with a tart rather than game, Skripek produced a variety of different grouse dishes to demonstrate the versatility of what […]

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