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TWO GROUSE MOOR GAMEKEEPERS RUNNERS-UP FOR BELLAMY TROPHY

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22nd March 2011

Grouse moor gamekeepers, George Thompson from Spaunton Moor on the North Yorks Moors and Alan Edwards, from East Allenheads, Northumberland have been named as runners-up in The Bellamy Trophy, a major new countryside award for conservation and education. The landmark prize is the brainchild of Professor David Bellamy – icon of the global environmental movement […]

HEATHERY GROUSE MOORS HELP MAKE ENGLAND’S BEST WILD SITES EXTRA SPECIAL

17th March 2011

Conservation work to boost the heather-clad splendour of England’s moorland has made the biggest contribution to a massive improvement in the environmental health of the network of the country’s best wildlife sites – Sites of Special Scientific Interest – say Natural England and The Moorland Association. Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) are the country’s […]

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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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MOORLAND ASSOCIATION WELCOMES LANDMARK PEATLAND REPORT Monday, 23 January, 2023: The Moorland Association today welcomed a landmark report on the impact of different land management practices on peatland. Researchers at York University conducting a 20-year study into the effects on peatland of burning, mowing and leaving land unmanaged have published their report at the half-way stage of the project. The report […]

VINDICATED – GROUSE MOORS CLEARED OVER BURNING ALLEGATIONS A six-month in-depth investigation by Defra into allegations of illegal moorland burning has found that moorland managers had not been illegally burning heather on areas of protected deep peat. The time-consuming official investigation followed a wave of allegations from campaigners that extensive areas of grouse moor were being set on fire on deep peat and […]

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