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Friday, 29 April 2016

Walshaw Moor Burning Off 10 15 to 03 16









Heres just a sample of the New Intensity of Burning Off on the Walshaw Moor Estate from Oct 15 to March 16,all for the sake of artifically boosting the numbers of Red Gouse which then can be Blasted Out of the Sky, for  so called Sport !!How this benefits Our Climate,and environment is totally beyond words.This victorian Practice needs consigning to the History Books Now,before there is nothing left !!  

5 comments:

ChrisJB said...

Totally agree. A ludicrously, antiquated example of bad upland management.

Alison said...
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Alison said...

I couldn't have said it better myself Brian!

brian leecy said...

There is some Breaking News regarding Walshaw Moor ,check out RSPBs Martin Harper Blog !! There is finally some light at the end of the tunnel.

Ros berrington said...

Often there can be 3 areas of the Walshaw estate being burned at once so that 3 or more valleys can be smoke filled simultaneously.This is permitted into mid-April when birds are back on their territories and nesting with serious consequences
It is hard to imagine another industry or activity besides Grouse shooting being allowed to so thoroughly and with little constraint, damage our internationally rare and important upland habitat.