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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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LARGEST EVER CURLEW CONSERVATION PROJECT BEGINS IN YORKSHIRE DALES The largest translocation of curlew eggs ever undertaken begins next week, with 120 eggs due to be transported from the Yorkshire Dales to the south of England to help expand the breeding range of this endangered species. The scheme launched last year with 40 eggs collected from grouse moors and adjacent grassland. The translocation was […]

CURLEW FOUR TIMES AS LIKELY TO FLEDGE CHICKS SUCCESSFULLY ON A GROUSE MOOR World Curlew Day – is an opportunity to celebrate the much-loved curlew. The Moorland Association welcomes new research which shows that curlew are four times as likely to fledge a chick successfully on a grouse moor as on similar habitat without gamekeepers. The research paper by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust studied 36 upland […]

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