Grouse moor burning season closes with prospect of ban

New figures showing the shocking scale of grouse moor burning across Yorkshire have been released by a wildlife organisation as the season officially closes today. Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors (BBYM) has compiled more than 550 reports of the county’s heather moorland being burnt — an ecologically-destructive practice performed to engineer habitat for grouse which … More Grouse moor burning season closes with prospect of ban

Major landowners put a permanent end to grouse moor burning

Three major landowners have ended heather burning on moorland across Northern England in a landmark move welcomed by wildlife campaigners.Yorkshire Water, United Utilities and the National Trust — which collectively own 34 sections of moorland spanning Yorkshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire — enforced the decision last week by asking tenants to halt the practice until further … More Major landowners put a permanent end to grouse moor burning

Grouse shooting industry suspends burning season following major blaze on Meltham Moor

Grouse moor burning season was prematurely ended today after industry bodies requested members stop the practice. It follows more than 200 hectares of rare blanket bog being damaged in a major blaze on Meltham Moor, West Yorkshire, on Monday when planned grouse moor burning got out of control. Such burning is meant to remove old … More Grouse shooting industry suspends burning season following major blaze on Meltham Moor

Meltham Moor grouse shoot breaks DEFRA agreement on burning, sparking major blaze

Dramatic images have been released by a wildlife protection organisation showing the devastating impact of a major fire on Meltham Moor (available here). Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors published the video footage and photographs — showing more than 200 hectares of damaged rare blanket bog habitat — following planned grouse moor burning getting out of … More Meltham Moor grouse shoot breaks DEFRA agreement on burning, sparking major blaze

Government urged to deliver moorland burning ban following Yorkshire floods

Environment campaigners are warning that Yorkshire’s moors are no longer acting as effective flood barriers for the region following decades of burning for grouse shooting. It comes as Yorkshire counts the cost of the third major floods to have hit the region in seven months, with torrents of rainfall having flowed from the Pennine Hills … More Government urged to deliver moorland burning ban following Yorkshire floods

This year was a good year for ending grouse shooting ⁠— here are 10 of the biggest wins

Anyone who has picked up a newspaper this year can’t have failed to notice that when it comes to protecting the environment, the times are a-changin’. As realisation dawns on decision-makers that our county’s degraded uplands must be restored, Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors has found growing momentum is on our side. Week in, week … More This year was a good year for ending grouse shooting ⁠— here are 10 of the biggest wins