Following my blog ‘first’ thing this morning here is some more information on the damage that burning does to blanket bogs.
Martin Harper’s blog today expands on the RSPB’s thinking about burning of blanket bog.
More details of the RSPB’s complaint to the EU over the management (they clearly regard it as mis-management, as did Natural England (do they again now?)) of Walshaw Moor.
The Government response to the EU on Walshaw Moor (first published on this blog on 4 September 2013) and my thoughts, at that time, on the government position.
All the above is by way of revision! But here is the RSPB’s updated position in response to the updated Natural England scientific position on burning blanket bog. It’s pretty hard-hitting and has big implications for the future of heather burning in the English uplands. It therefore has implications for the future of driven grouse shooting. It therefore has implications for upland wildlife.
I will return to this later today – at least once!