MoorLIFE 2020 Wildfire database report (updated 2021)

Author: Moors for the Future Partnership - Paul Titterton

Publication Date: May 2021

Summary: A guide to the method used in creation of the wildfire database and an analysis of trends associated with key variables


Wildfires pose a significant risk to blanket bog habitats in the Peak District and South Pennine Moors. Large fires pose a threat to biodiversity, natural capital and ecosystem services.  Moors for the Future Partnership is gathering evidence by monitoring the number and severity of wildfire incidents. This report outlines the key information gathered for the whole of the South Pennine Moors Special Area of Conservation, covering as many years as possible.

File Type: report

Project: moorLIFE2020

Keywords: Wildfire; Wild fire; Climate change; Evidence; Science; Carbon audit

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