BRONTË SOCIETY: THREAT TO MOORLAND BIRDS & HABITAT IS SERIOUS CONCERN

The BRONTË SOCIETY – Press Release 15 October 2012

National and European environmental protection designations intended for the conservation of rare wild birds and their habitat – the blanket bog – include the Worth Valley watershed.  In this area the Brontë Society has, in accordance with its Heritage & Conservation Policy, sought to encourage the best standards of management regarding these precious moorlands.

This is a unique heritage landscape which is inextricably associated with the Brontës of Haworth, and particularly with the life and works of Emily Brontë.  Charlotte Brontë wrote of her sister that “her native hills…..were what she lived in, and by, as much as the wild birds, their tenants, or as the heather, their product”.  Any activity, undertaken for whatever purpose, which adversely affects this landscape and/or which may undermine the sustainability of the bird population, the habitats, the flora and fauna, must be strongly discouraged.

The concerns raised by the RSPB, involving as they do damage to the moorlands which inspired this country’s foremost literary family, must also be of serious concern to the Brontë Society. End.

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