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GROUSE ESTATES SUPPORT THE TWEED INDUSTRY TO THE TUNE OF OVER A MILLION POUNDS

6th February 2019

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, […]

Moorland Association Response To Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative Report

19th December 2018

Following the publication of the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative report on birds of prey in the National Park, Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association said: “2018 has seen the return of the hen harrier for the first time in four years and the re-colonisation of historic Merlin and Peregrine breeding sites for the […]

‘WILD CHEF’ RALPH SKRIPEK GETS GREAT BRITISH GAME WEEK OFF TO A FLYING START

19th November 2018

Ralph Skripek, the ‘Wild Chef’, got Great British Game Week (GBGW) off to a flyer as he cooked up a range of innovative and delicious grouse dishes in Bakewell today. In the town traditionally associated with a tart rather than game, Skripek produced a variety of different grouse dishes to demonstrate the versatility of what […]

BEAUTIFUL WILDLIFE AND LANDSCAPE OF NORTH YORKSHIRE CAPTURED IN NEW VIDEO

24th October 2018

A truly stunning video titled ‘Moorland Birds’, recently launched, captures the beautiful landscape and varied wildlife thriving on the moorlands of North Yorkshire. Some of the ground nesting birds featuring in this short compilation include red grouse, curlew, lapwing, oystercatcher and golden plover. The distinctive heather habitat seen in this clip is a result of […]

REAL PROGRESS BEING MADE IN FIGHT AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME

25th September 2018

The Moorland Association said today that ‘real progress’ is being made in the fight against raptor persecution. Following the publication of the 2017 Birdcrime Report by RSPB, Amanda Anderson, director of the Moorland Association, said: “This report clearly demonstrates that progress is being made on the issue of raptor persecution. Grouse moors are embracing the […]

Moorland Association Response To RSPB Birdcrime 2017 Report

24th September 2018

Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association, said: “It is encouraging to see that the number of persecution incidents, both across the UK and in North Yorkshire specifically, continue to decline significantly. This is what we all want to see.” “Of course, more can be done and the best way to achieve progress is for […]

Moorland Association wildlife crime case statement

28th August 2018

Following the conviction of a gamekeeper today at Lancaster Magistrates Court, the Moorland Association and Whernside Estate have issued the following statements. A spokesman for Whernside Estate said: “The estate was dismayed to learn of the fate of these owls.  It was particularly disappointing given the enormous increase in the number of all species of […]

Moorland Association welcomes Golden Eagle release in southern Scotland

21st August 2018

The Moorland Association has today joined a raft of organisations in welcoming the news that conservationists have successfully transported three Golden Eagle chicks from the Scottish Highlands to an undisclosed location in the southern uplands of Scotland. The £1.3m South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project (SSGEP) is a collaborative project between land managers and conservationists […]

Moorland Association responds to Sue Hayman MP, Shadow Defra Secretary

20th August 2018

Dear Mrs Hayman, I am writing to you having read your article on Labour List concerning grouse moor management practices. A number of our members have expressed concern at the inaccuracies published within your article and hopefully this letter will provide you with a more accurate picture. I should let you know that I intend […]

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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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Landmark survey reveals moorland birds are thriving A new survey of breeding birds in the Peak District National Park has shown a positive trend in numbers of endangered species. Populations of 16 bird species in the Peak District are up, in contrast to national trends from the UK Government’s State of Nature 2019 report. Out of the 29 species sighted, the numbers […]

Moorland Association respond to RSPB game bird shooting review announcement The Moorland Association, which represents moorland owners and managers in England, today urged the RSPB to be ‘fair and factual’ in the review of game shooting it plans to conduct. Responding to the announcement of the review at the RSPB AGM,  Amanda Anderson, director of the Moorland Association, said:  “There are hundreds of people within […]

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