Ilkley Moor is our region’s most iconic beauty spot, but Bradford Council has put this in jeopardy. The publicly owned moorland is the last on the country being leased for grouse shooting, with wildlife biodiversity declining and rare habitat being degraded as a result. What shall we do? Saturday 12th August is the start of … More Protest Ramble – Sat 12 August: No New Grouse Shooting Licence for Ilkley Moor
Newly elected representative for Keighley and Ilkley, John Grogan MP, has backed an end to grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor. The politician has described the practice when conducted on public land as presenting a potential conflict of interest. Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor, which has lobbied Bradford Metropolitan District Council (BMDC) to cease leasing the … More John Grogan MP Backs End to Grouse Shooting on Ilkley Moor
Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Grouse Shooting Inquiry, which was unveiled as a result of a 123,000-strong petition, calling for the ‘sport’ to be outlawed. The evidence we presented, which is available here, provides a unique and comprehensive insight into the the negative impact grouse moor management … More BBIM publishes its evidence for Parliament Grouse Shooting Inquiry.
Bradford Council has unveiled a public consultation on whether grouse shooting should be allowed to continue on Ilkley Moor, after its current license expires in June 2018. The process forms part of the Council’s new vision for Ilkley Moor, which seeks to deliver a future based on “sustainable, quality management”. Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor, … More Bradford Council Launches Consultation on Future of Grouse Shooting on Ilkley Moor
Bradford Council has unveiled a series of new measures to aid conservation on Ilkley Moor. Among them is a restriction on burning, an intensive technique used by gamekeepers to engineer an unnaturally high population of grouse. It is these additional birds which are shot. However, research shows the practice degrades rare peatland habitat, decreases wildlife biodiversity and … More Progress: Burning to be Replaced with Cutting on Ilkley Moor
Carrying picnics and home-made banners, 120 campaigners held a peaceful walk for wildlife on Ilkley Moor on Saturday, just days before the start of the grouse shooting season on 12 August. Their goal? To urge landowner Bradford Council to end the practice – which has decreased wildlife biodiversity, degraded rare habitat and polluted the public land with toxic lead … More Walk for Wildlife on Ilkley Moor