Six moorland sites the focus of winter works

19 January 2016

Around 8,700 bags of brash are to be spread over an area the size of 80 football pitches this winter as work begins to revegetate six moorland sites – in…

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Turning a climate catastrophe into a climate change solution

18 November 2015

Ground-breaking carbon audit demonstrates benefit of moorland conservation As the international spotlight starts to focus on the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris a ground-breaking carbon audit, demonstrating the…

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The hunt is on for life saving moss

22 October 2015

A special moss which helped save lives during both World Wars is now being mapped for the first time – and the public is being urged to help. Those stepping…

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Largest award ever given by EU LIFE Programme to a UK conservation project

06 October 2015

World-leading moorland partnership receives €16 million support The Moors for the Future Partnership, which works to protect priority international habitats in the Peak District and South Pennines, has received 16…

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Transforming the backbone of England – from bare black peat to lush green vegetation

18 September 2015

The five-year MoorLIFE project has protected huge areas of the iconic moorland landscape across the Peak District and South Pennines by successfully revegetating vast areas of bare peat. Newly-released figures…

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The last of the English snow hares – citizen science campaign launches

18 September 2015

A major citizen science project will be launched in the Peak District and South Pennines this autumn to gather more information about the enigmatic snow hare, and how this species…

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Listen while you hike with these personal guided walks

13 August 2015

Walkers visiting some of the Peak District’s and South Pennine’s most dramatic locations can now have their own virtual guide to bring the landscape to life thanks to a series…

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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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