Grouse shooting’s impact on UK’s national parks

Posted on the 9th August 2021

A recent article in the Guardian highlighted new research by the charity Rewilding Britain, which calculated that an area twice the size of London is devoted to grouse shooting in the UK’s National Parks.

It has found that more than 750,000 acres in the national parks is used for  grouse shooting and has called on the government to rewild these areas in order to tackle the climate crisis and combat biodiversity loss.

Grouse moors are often intensively managed in order to boost populations of grouse ahead of the shooting season. The killing of birds of prey has also been linked to some grouse moors, as well as the permitted persecution of other wild animals through the use of traps and snares.

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