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Moorland Association welcomes High Court decision

15th March 2019

The High Court in London today issued the result of a judicial review into Natural England’s decision to grant a licence to allow brood management of hen harriers. Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association: “We are delighted that the judge has upheld the decision by Natural England to licence the testing of brood management […]

Moorland Association welcomes Defra recognition of grouse shooting’s vital role in conservation of rural areas

18th February 2019

The Moorland Association today welcomed the Government’s support for the important role shooting plays in the conservation of ecologically important habitats. The Government statement was in response to a private petition calling for an independent economic study into the economic benefits of driven grouse shooting. The petition and Defra’s response can be found here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/226109 Amanda […]

NORTH YORKSHIRE ESTATES WITNESS RECORD GROUSE SEASON

14th February 2019

Over 6,000 days of seasonal employment provided in North Yorkshire Estates within the North Yorkshire Moors Moorland Organisation (NYMMO) are reflecting on the latest grouse season with many hailing it as one that bucked the national trend and local businesses claiming it one of the best on record. The iconic wild red grouse is a […]

GROUSE ESTATES SUPPORT THE TWEED INDUSTRY TO THE TUNE OF OVER A MILLION POUNDS

6th February 2019

The enduring tradition of sporting estates throughout the country having their very own bespoke tweeds continues to support the economy even when there is a poor season upon us. Whilst tartans are associated with Scottish families and clans, tweeds evolved as liveries to identify the people who worked and lived on the same estate. Today, […]

Moorland Association Response To Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative Report

19th December 2018

Following the publication of the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative report on birds of prey in the National Park, Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association said: “2018 has seen the return of the hen harrier for the first time in four years and the re-colonisation of historic Merlin and Peregrine breeding sites for the […]

‘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 […]

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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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Moorland Association welcomes High Court decision The High Court in London today issued the result of a judicial review into Natural England’s decision to grant a licence to allow brood management of hen harriers. Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association: “We are delighted that the judge has upheld the decision by Natural England to licence the testing of brood management […]

Moorland Association welcomes Defra recognition of grouse shooting’s vital role in conservation of rural areas The Moorland Association today welcomed the Government’s support for the important role shooting plays in the conservation of ecologically important habitats. The Government statement was in response to a private petition calling for an independent economic study into the economic benefits of driven grouse shooting. The petition and Defra’s response can be found here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/226109 Amanda […]

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