Bradford Council Launches Consultation on Future of Grouse Shooting on Ilkley Moor

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

Progress: Burning to be Replaced with Cutting 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

Walk for Wildlife 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