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GROUSE MOOR MANAGEMENT OFFERS ‘MOST SUSTAINABLE OPTION FOR TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS’, ACCORDING TO NEW REPORT

9th August 2023

A new report concludes that, based on International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) environmental, social and economic definitions, moorland managed for grouse shooting provides greater overall benefits than any alternative use.

Written by Professor Simon Denny, formerly of the University of Northampton, and reviewed by Professor James Crabbe from the University of Oxford, the new report titled ‘Sustainable driven grouse shooting?’ highlights that grouse shooting is not an isolated activity. Instead, it is part of a complex mix of activities that result in more positive outcomes for people and nature than any alternative uses.

Read the full report here:

Professor Simon Denny report – Sustainable Grouse shooting report – full

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Did You Know?

75% of Europe’s remaining upland heather moorland is found in the UK – 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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