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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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