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Wildlife Audit Report November 2015
The Scottish Moorland Group has collated the findings of wildlife audits undertaken at three Scottish estates where grouse shooting is a primary activity.The information from Invermark Estate, Glenogil and Glenturret estates provides a useful insight into the range of conservations benefits delivered by high-quality moorland management practices and techniques. The activities undertaken by moorland managers
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The Birds Fly High
Scientists identify 81 different bird species on leading grouse moorsBirds in serious decline make a comeback on land managed by gamekeepers 81 and flying – that is the number of bird species thriving on Scotland’s grouse moors. The vast range of birds either breeding or feeding on land managed by gamekeepers is revealed today by
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Scottish moorlands help save the G&T
The next time you’re enjoying a refreshing gin & tonic remember to give thanks to Scotland’s gamekeepers for they are at the forefront of helping to protect and nurture the juniper plant which is used to flavour gin.A recent report published by PlantLife Scotland, a conservation organisation protecting the UK’s wild flowers, plants and fungi,
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Curlews Thrive on Scottish Moorlands
The much-loved Curlew is thriving on Scottish moorlands thanks to careful conservation work and moorland management. Named as this year’s ‘Bird of Focus’ for the RSPB Scotland’s Big Nature Festival, taking place this weekend, the Curlew is in serious decline across much of Scotland, particularly in the lowlands, where numbers more than halved between 1995
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