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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 […]

Revolutionary hen harrier licence is working

31st July 2018

The Moorland Association and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) are celebrating the most successful hen harrier breeding season in England for over a decade. Key to this success has been an unprecedented 21 chicks fledged from land managed for grouse shooting; over 60% of this year’s young (34). Last year there were no […]

GOVERNMENT RECOGNISES CONTROLLED HEATHER BURNING

12th July 2018

COUNTRYSIDE ORGANISATIONS WELCOME MINISTERIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF MOORLAND MANAGEMENT’S ROLE IN HELPING PREVENT WILDFIRES  The Countryside Alliance, Moorland Association, National Gamekeepers’ Organisation and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), today (Thursday 12th July) welcomed the Government’s recognition of the role of controlled heather burning in responsible moorland management to minimise the risk of uncontrollable […]

Moorland Association welcomes additional time for replacement of stoat traps

6th July 2018

The Moorland Association has today welcomed the news that the Government is planning to allow a further year for the replacement of stoat traps, following a Public Consultation. The news emerged in a notification made by Defra to the European Commission, which oversees Member States’ implementation of the Agreement on Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS). The […]

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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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REAL PROGRESS BEING MADE IN FIGHT AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME 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 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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