The shooting industry (BASC this time): Heather burning good for biodiversity says study.
A consortium of 50+ environmental and wildlife NGOs in the State of Nature report (p26): ‘In large areas, uplands are also subject to burning rotations as part of grouse moor management. This can result in heather dominating blanket bogs and has greatly reduced the condition of internationally important sites.‘.
And, of course, heather burning in the UK is being investigated by the European Commission after a complaint by the RSPB and the Ban the Burn campaigners in the CalderValley.
Thank you to BASC for bringing this up.
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