red grouse

TIM BONNER: Grousing about class divide

Tim Bonner looks at the perceived elitism of grouse shooting and the benefits the sport brings to the rural economy  Over 600,000 of us shoot game every year in the UK and there are less than 500 grouse moors in

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The hot hare debate

Mountain hare has been a controversial topic in the press this week, with wildlife charities calling on the Scottish government to impose a three-year cull ban on the species.  Gamekeepers have called this proposal “environmentally irresponsible”. The charities, including the RSPB

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Working with windfarms

Moorland development isn’t all bad news for birds, as Patrick Laurie explains, as windfarms can have some positive impacts on moorland management   Hundreds of thousands of hectares of moorland have been planted up with commercial woodland in the last

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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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Grouse moors could hold conservation key for hen harrier recovery

A study by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust identifies that the predator control carried out on grouse moors can benefit one of our most striking birds of prey: the hen harrier. Conducted between 1992 and 2007 at Langholm, southern

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Black Grouse Return To Old Haunts In Yorkshire

A ground-breaking translocation trial has successfully reintroduced 13 male black grouse to moorland fringes of the Yorkshire Dales after an absence of more than 20 years. Between 2006 and 2009, 24 males were released at two sites by the GWCT

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