Tag: grouse moors

GOTL: Bob Berzins | A Network of Crime (10:56)

As moorland campaigner Bob Berzins says in this shortcast,”The shooting industry is not built on Pennine granite, it’s a castle made of sand, and the tide is coming in.”  And living in the Peak District and seeing the failing and crime-ridden grouse moors up close Bob should know. Bob wrote a blog recently for the Raptor Persecution UK (RPUK) website which was titled “Organised crime, harassment & intimidation – another day on the grouse moors” and that’s very much the theme of this shortcast which he suggested should be titled “A Network of Crime’.

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Interview: Luke Steele | Wild Moors

Charlie Moores talks with Luke Steele about grouse moors, upland rewilding, and the role peatlands can play in carbon storage. Luke is Executive Director of Wild Moors, the recently renamed organisation that has sprung up from Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors, a group founded in 2014 with the stated aim of ending grouse shooting on Yorkshire’s moors “to free the way for these spaces to be managed in a way where their full potential can be reached”.  Wild Moors very much continues that work, but has broadened its scope beyond Yorkshire to help put in a new vision of uplands across the UK.

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