Report criticises heather burning on Red Grouse moorland

THE practice of scouring moorland by burning off heather has left many conservation areas in Scotland in a poor condition, a charity has said. A new study by the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science revealed the extent of moorland burning across the country’s upland areas. Burning was detected in 55 per cent of Special Areas […]

Ban the Burn – Media Release from Rebecca Taylor MEP

For immediate release – 10th January 2013

Rebecca Taylor MEP and “Ban the Burn” campaign press the European Commission to act on moorland burning. Rebecca Taylor, Lib Dem Euro-MP for Yorkshire, has joined forces with a West Yorkshire based pressure group to stop a grouse shooting estate burning protected moorland above the Calder Valley.

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BAN THE BURN PRESS RELEASE 4/01/2013

Local campaigners are asking the European Commission to investigate a potential misuse of European funding by Natural England, the UK’s nature watchdog. A representative of the BAN THE BURN campaign, based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, will travel to Brussels on 10th January to meet Jean-François Brakeland, head of the Compliance Promotion, Governance and Legal […]

Misuse of funding by Natural England, UK’s Nature watchdog

Local campaigners in West Yorkshire are asking the European Commission to investigate a potential misuse of European funding by Natural England, the UK’s nature watchdog. A representative of the BAN THE BURN campaign, based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, will travel to Brussels on 10th January to meet officials from the Commission’s Environmental Compliance Unit.

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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 […]

RSPB seeks European investigation after failure to protect UK wildlife site.

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RSPB Media Release

The RSPB has today submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission over the handling of an estate in the South Pennines where a protected area of blanket bog habitat is under threat.

Following six months of investigation, the charity believes Natural England has contravened European […]

SUPPORT FOR RSPB / HEBDEN BRIDGE FLOODING

PRESS RELEASE:- BAN THE BURN CAMPAIGN, HEBDEN BRIDGE.

Campaigners in Hebden Bridge are adding their voice to the RSPB complaint to the European Commission relating to Natural England’s failure to protect blanket bog at the Walshaw Moor Estate, in the upland catchment above Hebden Water. The RSPB Media release will be published on this web […]

Blanket Bog – The mismanagement of England’s uplands paid for by the Tax Payer

Raptor Politics recently received the following comment from DJ, one of our followers. Words of wisdom speak volumes therefore it was decided to publish this valuable information as a short story rather than add it as a comment. Thank you DJ for sending this detail, we hope you will continue to contribute in the future?

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