Conservation at Work

Blog & News
tickerbg

RECORD HIGH FOR CURLEW ON WENSLEYDALE ESTATE

30th May 2024

The Bolton Estate in Wensleydale is celebrating a record number of nesting Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) this year, with an estimated 250 pairs on the estate. By contrast there are thought to be only 450 pairs of curlew in the whole of the south of England, from Birmingham to Land’s End. The curlew is a […]

The Game Fair 26-28 July

24th May 2024

Our Friends at The Game Fair have kindly offered a 20 percent discount to Moorland Association members booking tickets online. Please use the code MOOR20 to access your discount for this year’s event on 26-28 July at Blenheim Palace.

New Upland Standards for the Aim to Sustain Game Assurance Scheme

24th May 2024

The Aim to Sustain game assurance scheme provides evidence (externally validated) that your shoot follows best practice, and that game meat is produced to the highest standards. Independently-audited assurance underpins both benefits, providing peace of mind to Government agencies, the general public, game stockists and food retailers alike. If you’d like to sign up for […]

Peak District Moorland Group – Partnership working with Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

24th May 2024

The Peak District Moorland Group joined a training day organised by Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service alongside RSPB, National Trust, Peak District National Park Authority and United Utilities, on tackling wildfires. The event was held close to Stanage Edge, which has fallen victim to wildfires in the past. Gamekeepers shared advice from their previous experience […]

2024 AGM – Members’ update

24th May 2024

Mark Cunliffe-Lister welcomed everyone to Swinton Park on Monday evening for the AGM. There was a strong turnout to hear his fourth and final annual Chairs’ update which revisited what has been a busy year before the accounts for last year were approved by members. Members also voted in four new elected board directors. The […]

MOORLAND ASSOCIATION ELECTS NEW CHAIR

24th May 2024

The Moorland Association has today announced that James Lambert OBE  has been elected Chair of the organisation. James was elected unanimously by the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting this week. He succeeds Mark Cunliffe-Lister, who has served as chair since May 2020. James began his working life as a cattle breeder in […]

Predation from all directions

15th May 2024

The following letter from Stephen Ramsden was published in Farmers Guardian this week. 14 May 2024 Predation from all directions The government’s plan for Nature Recovery is seriously flawed, with increasing amounts of predation from all directions. We all commend the government’s work (and considerable taxpayer’s money) for the sake of protecting the environment we all […]

Bird flu – reduced risk to wild birds in England

10th May 2024

In the last couple of weeks, the risk of wild birds in England contracting Avian Influenza was reduced from ‘medium’  to ‘low’. We understand that Defra is reviewing GL45 and may issue an update in due course. For the moment the current GL45 licence is in operation for all shoots planning to release pheasant or […]

Curlew Celebrations on the Moors

10th May 2024

A series of events have taken place in the uplands celebrating the curlew, to coincide with World Curlew Day on 21 April. In the North York Moors, the charity Curlew Action organised  a guided walk with the ornithologist David Turner, for members of the public, which was fully booked up well in advance. Curlew Action […]

dog

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.

Stay in Touch with Us

Sign up to our newsletter

Name(Required)


Read our Blog and News

RECORD HIGH FOR CURLEW ON WENSLEYDALE ESTATE The Bolton Estate in Wensleydale is celebrating a record number of nesting Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) this year, with an estimated 250 pairs on the estate. By contrast there are thought to be only 450 pairs of curlew in the whole of the south of England, from Birmingham to Land’s End. The curlew is a […]

The Game Fair 26-28 July Our Friends at The Game Fair have kindly offered a 20 percent discount to Moorland Association members booking tickets online. Please use the code MOOR20 to access your discount for this year’s event on 26-28 July at Blenheim Palace.

Twitter