Successful 5-year conservation project protects 2,500 hectares of moorland

24 July 2015

The success of an ambitious five-year landscape-scale restoration project to revitalise vast areas of important moorland habitat is being celebrated. Since 2010 the MoorLIFE project, supported by €5m from the…

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Four free to download moorland-themed apps launched

10 July 2015

Discovering more about the beautiful moorland landscape, its wildlife and vegetation is now much easier thanks to four new free smartphone apps. The apps are the first moorland-themed identification guides…

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MoorLIFE conference demonstrates benefits of partnership working

12 May 2015

Results from the successful MoorLIFE project show the benefits of partnership working. The well-attended final conference, ‘An Integrated Approach to Upland Biodiversity Conservation’ in March, highlighted the impressive results of…

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MoorLIFE conservation works concluded with sphagnum, slime and a team selfie

09 April 2015

On the last two days of March, Moors for the Future staff and volunteers worked against the clock alongside contractors to put the final touches to conservation works for…

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Saving our peat bogs with slime, beads, hummocks and plug-plants

27 March 2015

Walkers on Kinder Scout should not be alarmed to see spaceman-like figures spraying green slime all over areas of Peak District moor. They are part of a team of conservationists…

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Ancient peatlands to grow again

17 March 2015

Farmers and grouse moor owners are teaming up with conservationists to restore vast expanses of Peak District and South Pennines peatlands, home to extensive tracts of semi-natural moorland with upland…

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A volunteer's view

08 December 2014

“It's brilliant to be part of something so important” Jane Price - Community Science volunteer “I took early retirement from the NHS at the age of 50 because I wanted…

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MoorCitizens wins Lottery funding to help combat climate change

24 November 2014

A new Community Science Project in the Peak District and South Pennines that will encourage local people and visitors to get involved in caring for their local moors has been…

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World Parks Congress

20 November 2014

This week Moors for the Future Partnership manager Christopher Dean gave a presentation at the 10th IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia. As part of the session – “Blue…

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Visitor Surveys - can you help?

17 November 2014

We are planning another round of Dark Peak Nature Improvement Area (NIA) visitor surveys in December. The surveys will build on the data collected since 2012. Our questionnaire asks who…

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