Moorland Association

The “Glorious Twelve” benefits of Grouse Shooting

To celebrate the Glorious Twelfth and the opening of the UK red grouse season, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has released an infographic illustrating the benefits of grouse shooting. Ian Grindy, the Chairman of BASC’s Gameshooting and Gamekeeping

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Stoat traps under threat

An international agreement designed to regulate the fur trade in Europe and America could result in the UK banning currently legal stoat traps. Stoat traps in the UK are widely used for pest control, not for the fur trade, but the

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Defra: Publish Joint Hen Harrier Recovery Plan

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, the Moorland Association, the Countryside Alliance and the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation, alongside other countryside organisations and figures, have united in calling for Defra to publish the Joint Hen Harrier Recovery Plan. The plan could have been

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Merlins thriving on keepered moorland

The Moorland Association has recently released research that shows gains in the merlin population on heather moorland that is managed for red grouse in England. Penny Anderson Associates, consultant ecologists, used British Trust for Ornithology Atlas data to highlight the

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Policies and the public

Modern Gamekeeping catches up with Fred Mitchinson, analysing public access, debating burning and cutting, and keeper representation

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