Grouse shooting is the only management system that explicitly maintains and enhances one of the rarest habitats in the world: heather-dominated moorland. The traditions of grouse moors are being challenged, and this is healthy.
However, if BBC Presenter Chris Packham wishes to replace it, perhaps he could share the evidence that his alternative will be better. Bradford Council will need to know the net gain – economic, social and environmental - before changing the complex and wonderful habitat on Ilkley Moor.
Director of Communications
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
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