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Partnership awarded for one of the best EU-funded nature conservation projects in Europe

Tue 19 Apr 2016

A large-scale nature conservation project delivered by the Moors for the Future Partnership has been recognised as one of the most effective and inspiring in the EU.Since 2003 the partnership has been helping to breathe new life into moorlands damaged by the legacy of 200 years of industrial pollution and

Turning a climate catastrophe into a climate change solution

Wed 18 Nov 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 carbon emission benefits from conservation work to protect active blanket bog, has been published.The audit, by the Moors for the

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

Fri 18 Sep 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 show that more than 90 per cent of the bare peat targeted has been transformed thanks to work undertaken by the

Listen while you hike with these personal guided walks

Thu 13 Aug 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 of audio trails created by moorland restoration experts, Moors for the Future Partnership.The four audio trails – produced by the

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

Fri 24 Jul 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 EU LIFE+ fund, and €1.7m from partners, has seen work take place to protect and restore four sites in the Peak

Four free to download moorland-themed apps launched

Fri 10 Jul 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 that have been created to help visitors learn about the uniqueness, beauty and importance of the Peak District National Park and

MoorLIFE conference demonstrates benefits of partnership working

Tue 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 the five year project, which restored four areas of Europe’s most degraded blanket bog - Turley Holes, Rishworth Common, Black

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

Thu 09 Apr 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 the EU-funded MoorLIFE project which was due to finish at the end of March 2015.The works were completed on Bleaklow in

Forever blowing bubbles - our dipwell campaign starts today

Thu 18 Sep 2014

The science team’s annual dipwell campaign starts today – measuring water levels at monitoring sites across the Peak District and South Pennines.Today, a team of thirty-two staff and dedicated volunteers are out checking water levels on nine different sites. A total of 840 measurements will be taken across the Peak

Fire awareness campaign lights up Peak District moors

Wed 27 Aug 2014

The UK’s first real-time fire risk map has been launched by the Moors for the Future Partnership as part of a campaign to prevent wildfires destroying rare Peak District habitats.Moorland fires cause deep, costly and long-lasting damage to the landscape, wildlife habitats, recreational areas and even drinking water – and

Moors for the Future Partnership - a lesson for others says Lord Smith

Tue 22 Jul 2014

Millions of people who watched Stage 2 of the Tour de France on TV may have taken for granted the lush moorlands on Holme Moss as the cyclists rushed over the summit.But Lord Smith, chair of the Environment Agency, knows that just a few years ago they would have been

Journey through our history with the Tour de Yorkshire

Thu 03 Jul 2014

The start of this year's Tour de France will pass through iconic moorlands of the South Pennines and Peak District National Park before heading for the end of the first two stages — known as the Tour de Yorkshire — in Sheffield. Since 2003, we have been working to bring

New audio tours of South Pennine moors

Thu 26 Jun 2014

Walkers can download an audio guide before they upload their rucksack to discover that Romans tramped the very path beneath their feet as they hike the South Pennine moors.Two new “audio trails”, delivered by the MoorLIFE project, are now free to download to smart phones and MP3 players, enabling ramblers

A heather haircut for Stanage keeps moorland crowning glory in good shape

Mon 30 Sep 2013

Update: work due to start 16th November.Heather on a popular moorland spot near to Stanage Edge in the Peak District National Park will be getting a haircut in the next few weeks.Tractors will move into an area from Redmires to Stanage Pole and beyond to shape the heather into the

Earthrise filming on Peak District Moors

Tue 13 Aug 2013

We recently took a production team for the environmental television show Earthrise onto the moors at Bleaklow to show them our ground-breaking conservation work – which is helping save the stunning Peak District and South Pennine peat moorlands from the damaging effects of pollution and climate change.Chris Dean, Moors for

School pupils shine in MoorLIFE competition

Mon 15 Jul 2013

Schoolchildren brought their prize-winning stories to life with shadow puppets, acting and animation in a competition to depict “Bringing life back to the moors.”The national competition was organised by MoorLIFE, a five-year project to rescue some 2,000 acres of Peak District and South Pennine moorlands from the ravages of erosion,

Be Fire Aware with MoorLIFE

Wed 19 Jun 2013

Visitors to the Peak District National Park can learn how to be fire aware with two new games in visitor centres. The games are the first phase of the delivery of digital interactive exhibits at the Moorland Centre in Edale and the Upper Derwent Visitor Centre at Fairholmes that will

Schools competition

Wed 27 Mar 2013

Students encouraged to get creative … and bring their moor to life!We've launched a new competition to encourage school students to think creatively about the uniqueness of moorland habitats. To enter, students aged 8 – 16 can write a story or poem or create a poster or comic strip exploring

Moss capsules set for take-off

Mon 25 Mar 2013

New revegetation technique could revolutionise upland restorationWe’re working on a ground-breaking project to spread millions of sphagnum moss capsules by helicopter in one of our most ambitious ventures to date. The project is a collaboration with Micropropagation Services and their contractor, Heli-Lift and has the potential to transform the way

Listen while you walk

Thu 13 Dec 2012

Walkers can add a fascinating new dimension to their experience of two of the Peak District’s most dramatic and iconic locations – Bleaklow and Black Hill – with two brand new Audio Trails. The Trails can be downloaded onto iPods, MP3 Players or mobile phones and listened to as walkers

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