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HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN TAKE PART IN MOORLAND EDUCATION PROGRAMME
HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN TAKE PART IN MOORLAND EDUCATION PROGRAMME
This year’s Estates that Educate programme is larger than ever before with nearly 800 children taking part in hands-on demonstrations of rural conservation and land management skills across Scotland. Primary and secondary school pupils in the Angus Glens, Grampian, Southern Uplands, Tayside, Strathdearn and Speyside will benefit from five consecutive weeks of moorland education sessions
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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ADDS TO BANK OF SCIENCE DEMONSTRATING MUIRBURN’S POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION ON CARBON
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ADDS TO BANK OF SCIENCE DEMONSTRATING MUIRBURN'S POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION ON CARBON
By Tim Baynes, Moorland Director at Scottish Land & Estates The role of muirburn in maintaining some of Scotland’s most precious habitats can be heated one – but new science from the University of Cambridge is the latest research to demonstrate the importance of ‘cool burns’ to our upland ecosystem. Published in Nature Geoscience by
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BIRD OF PREY POPULATIONS THRIVING ON MANAGED MOORLAND
BIRD OF PREY POPULATIONS THRIVING ON MANAGED MOORLAND
This year there have been numerous success stories for birds of prey on and around Scottish grouse moors. These examples demonstrate the clear advantage of active moorland management. The East Cairngorms Moorland Partnership is a collaboration between five estates – Balmoral, Glenavon, Glenlivet, Mar Lodge and Mar Lodge Estate – along with the Cairngorms National
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MOORS THE PITY
MOORS THE PITY
By Ian Coghill, former GWCT chairman. His new book, ‘Moorland Matters’: The Battle for the Uplands against Authoritarian Conservation’ has now been published by Quiller. There is a battle for Britain’s grouse moors. The conservation industry is intent on acquiring control over their management  because, they claim, they are in a parlous state. The RSPB,
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