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22nd August 2023

The Moorland Association today announced that Director Amanda Anderson will be moving on from her role at the end of this year.

Mark Cunliffe-Lister, chairman of the Moorland Association, said: “We are very sorry to see Amanda leave her role but fully respect her decision. Our members wish her the very best and we have a huge amount to thank her for, particularly leading the organisation as Director for the last 10 years. We are pleased that she will be assisting us over the coming months as we make arrangements to succeed her.

“Our members are fully committed to working for the benefit of the uplands and an enormous amount of good work has been done in relation to habitats and species as well as delivering environmental and biodiversity gains. We will continue Amanda’s constructive work with all stakeholders to help ensure a bright future for the uplands.”

Amanda Anderson said: “After nearly a quarter of a century with the Moorland Association, and 10 years leading the organisation, I have decided to take on a fresh challenge and, as such, will be leaving my role as Director of the Moorland Association at the end of this year.

“I have been very fortunate to work with a tremendous group of people all committed to doing their bit to making the uplands such special places.  A huge amount has been achieved in terms of helping tackle climate change through peatland restoration as well as the conservation of nature, notably playing our part in rebuilding the Hen Harrier population, whilst maintaining and enhancing populations of other ground nesting birds for which the majority of moorland is designated.”


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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