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NEW MILESTONE PASSED FOR HEN HARRIER SCHEME

10th May 2022

Natural England has granted a licence for the fifth year of a key research trial which aims to test a technique to help restore the Hen Harrier population. The Brood Management Scheme has been exploring the possibility of taking Hen Harrier chicks from the nest to a specialist rearing facility and releasing them back into […]

BBC’s WALKING WITH PAUL MERSON FILMED AT SPAUNTON ESTATE

3rd May 2022

The BBC Series Walking With… has been filmed at Spaunton Estate in the North York Moors, with football legend Paul Merson exploring the beauty of the scenery and talking candidly about his life and career as a much-loved Arsenal, Middlesbrough and England player. George Winn-Darley, owner of Spaunton Estate, said: “The scenery and wildlife of […]

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A2S Ops Director Vacancy

A2S are looking for an Operations Director to take a senior and strategic role in developing this partnership of nine leading rural organisations.

The advert and JDQ for the A2S Ops Director vacancy is now live on the A2S website. See https://aimtosustain.org.uk/vacancies/ for full details.

The closing date is May 22. If you have any queries, please drop Garry Doolan a line gdoolan@aimtosustain.org.uk (m): 07590 672065

SWINTON ESTATE WINS CONSERVATION AWARD

25th April 2022

Swinton Estate is to receive a ‘Life on Land’ award from Red List Revival for its conservation work for the benefit of rare birds.  It has been found to rank in the top 1 per cent of landholdings in the UK for its breeding hen harrier population and also in the top ten per cent […]

MOORLAND ESTATES PARTNER WTH FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE TO COMBAT DEVASTATING WILDFIRES

19th April 2022

The spate of wildfires across England in recent weeks has underlined the impact of these wildfires, which can destroy thousands of hectares in a matter of hours and pose a serious risk to people, wildlife and property. As one of the UK’s leading wildfire fire services, Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service contributes to the national […]

MOORLAND ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON RSPB CALL FOR BAN ON LEAD AMMUNITION

6th April 2022

The RSPB has written to countryside organisations who form the Aim To Sustain Partnership calling for a statutory ban on the use of lead ammunition at the start of the 2024/2025 season. The sector has responded stating why the transition period of five years announced by the sector in February 2020 is the right way […]

PEAK DISTRICT BIRDS TAKE FLIGHT

21st March 2022

Moorland bird populations in the Peak District are rising and in many cases show a more positive outlook than in other parts of the UK, according to new research. Conservation partners have analysed data from the past 16 years and found significant increases in some species. Moorland waders (Lapwing, Golden Plover, Curlew, and Snipe) are […]

NORTHERN ENGLAND A STRONGHOLD FOR BLACK GROUSE DESPITE SUCCESSIVE YEARS OF POOR BREEDING

18th March 2022

Video courtesy of Emily Graham Media. The Moorland Association welcomes new research from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust showing that the population of rare Black Grouse remains stable on moorland in the north of England, despite successive years of poor breeding. Research shows that 96 per cent of all Black Grouse in England live […]

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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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RISK OF ‘CATASTROPHIC’ WILDFIRE IN PEAK DISTRICT, ACCORDING TO RESEARCH REPORT A research project published by the Peak District Wildfire Group warns there is a major risk of ‘catastrophic’ wildfire engulfing swathes of one of England’s leading national parks. Read the report here.

NEW MILESTONE PASSED FOR HEN HARRIER SCHEME Natural England has granted a licence for the fifth year of a key research trial which aims to test a technique to help restore the Hen Harrier population. The Brood Management Scheme has been exploring the possibility of taking Hen Harrier chicks from the nest to a specialist rearing facility and releasing them back into […]

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