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Moorland management vital to this environmental asset, says Countryside Alliance

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Heather burning is an important tool of moorland management the Countryside Alliance has said, following a report that suggested the practice might contribute to global warming. The research from Leeds University, entitled the EMBER report (http://www.wateratleeds.org/ember/), suggested that heather burning on moorland, has negative impacts on peat hydrology, peat chemistry and physical properties, river water…

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Moorland management vital to this environmental asset, says Countryside Alliance

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Heather burning is an important tool of moorland management the Countryside Alliance has said, following a report that suggested the practice might contribute to global warming. The research from Leeds University, entitled the EMBER report (http://www.wateratleeds.org/ember/), suggested that heather burning on moorland, has negative impacts on peat hydrology, peat chemistry and physical properties, river water…

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Daily postal service to all rural Britain must not be lost

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The stark warning by Royal Mail that increased competition in the mail delivery market could threaten the Universal Service Obligation (USO), means that mail services to rural areas could be under threat says the Countryside Alliance. The current regulatory environment allows competitors to ‘cherry pick’ the most densely populated and therefore most profitable areas to…

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Alliance response to BBC Trust Review into rural programming

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes Heather Hancock’s review of the BBC’s rural coverage and applauds her view that rural issues should be better covered by the BBC. Executive chairman of the Alliance, Barney White-Spunner said: “Ms Hancock makes some excellent recommendations, especially her calls for rural business, economic and social issues to be covered as well…

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Newcomers’ Week gets more people hooked on hunting

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The Countryside Alliance’s annual Hunting Newcomers Week (18 – 25 October) came to a close on Saturday having created many new converts to hunting. Packs throughout the country saw huge turnouts at newcomers’ meets and events, with many oversubscribed, resulting in hunts deciding to organise a second event later in the season.  Henrietta Rutgers of…

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Britain’s birds of prey are a real success story

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Populations of the majority of the UK’s birds of prey are now at their highest ever levels, the Countryside Alliance’s report “Birds of prey of the UK and their population trends” shows. This boom is due to a number of factors, which include the prohibition of organochlorine pesticides such as DDT, the restriction of certain…

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