I’ve been writing about Walshaw Moor for years – this is my 64th blog on the subject!
But now I am asking for your help to protect this site from further damage. In fact, I am asking for your help to protect this site from Natural England who have reached a management agreement with the Walshaw Moor Estate that will allow continued burning of heather on blanket bogs and will drive a new 5km track through this site and through its ‘protected’ blanket bog habitat.
I am seeking a judicial review of the management agreement and will claim that Natural England have not carried out the appropriate assessments properly. I need to raise £5000 quickly to take this case forward and another £21,000 to be able to see it through to the end. I’ve started things rolling with £250 and I see that someone has already generously chipped in another £100 so we are off to a good start!
We have a strong case – but I can’t guarantee success. I can guarantee that taking this case will send a strong message to Natural England that they cannot cut corners because the public is watching them.
Please consider supporting the crowdfunder on the Crowd Justice website – every contribution helps protect our upland habitats.
For more information on Walshaw Moor and the mismanagement agreement that Natural England has signed see Wuthering Moors 62 – this deep!, Wuthering Moors 61 – Natural England How deep have you sunk?, Wuthering Moors 58 – Natural England fails to regulate burning on blanket bogs, Wuthering Moors 57 – Natural England paving the way, Wuthering Moors 56 – the shameful capitulation of state nature conservation.
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