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SURVEY OF PEAK DISTRICT BIRDS TO TAKE FLIGHT

21st March 2018

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

19th March 2018

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 […]

Moorland Association welcomes Defra response to grouse shooting licensing petition

9th March 2018

Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association: “The Moorland Association is pleased that the Government has no plans to license grouse moors nor to introduce vicarious liability in England for offences related to wildlife crime.” “We agree with the Government that licensing is not the right way forward. We believe that the imposition of a […]

Moorland Association welcomes launch of Defra consultation on the future of UK agricultural policy post Brexit

28th February 2018

Farmers, landowners and food producers have been awarded a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help shape the future of English farming and the environment, with a consultation launched yesterday by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Defra’s consultation – Health and harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit – gives an indication of […]

LOCAL PEAK DISTRICT ECONOMY BENEFITS FROM GROUSE SHOOTING SEASON

18th January 2018

The local Peak District community is reflecting on what was a successful grouse shooting season (which officially ended Dec 10th), with most estates having witnessed a full shooting programme, due to favourable weather conditions, and shoot days being let right the way through the season. Managing moorland for grouse shooting is vitally important to remote […]

YORKSHIRE DALES ECONOMY BENEFITS FROM GROUSE SHOOTING SEASON

18th January 2018

With the latest grouse shooting season now officially complete (December 10th), the local Yorkshire Dales community is reflecting on what was a successful year with most estates having witnessed a full shooting programme due to favourable weather conditions and shoot days being let right the way through the season. Managing moorland for grouse shooting is […]

LOCAL NORTH YORKSHIRE ECONOMY BENEFITS FROM GROUSE SHOOTING SEASON

18th January 2018

With the latest grouse shooting season now officially complete (December 10th), the local North Yorkshire community is reflecting on what was a successful year with most estates having witnessed a full shooting programme due to favourable weather conditions and shoot days being let right the way through the season. Managing moorland for grouse shooting is […]

Moorland Association response to Ilkley Moor decision

17th January 2018

Following the vote of Bradford Council’s Labour Group not to renew the grouse shooting rights for Ilkley Moor, the Moorland Association has issued this statement. Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association, said: “We are extremely disappointed that Bradford Council’s Labour Group has decided against renewing the shooting lease for Ilkley Moor. “While the final […]

Moorland Association welcomes green light for pioneering Hen Harrier Scheme

17th January 2018

The Moorland Association welcomes the decision by Natural England, which has issued a licence to test if brood management will help improve the Hen Harrier population and range in upland northern England. Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association said: “This decision is an important step forward in the effort to improve Hen Harrier conservation.” […]

Moorland Association statement on Government response to grouse shooting petition

12th January 2018

Following the publication of the UK Government’s response to a petition calling for the continuation of driven grouse shooting, the Moorland Association has issued this statement. Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association, said: “This latest petition, which urges the UK government to reject calls for a ban on driven grouse shooting, recognise the important […]

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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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NORTH YORKSHIRE ESTATES WITNESS RECORD GROUSE SEASON 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 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, […]

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