Our precious heather moorland exists precisely because of thousands of years of active management, including the use of fire (Burning Britain’s moorland an environmental disaster like 'cutting down rainforest’, 30 March). Drastic changes to how our moors are managed risk unintended consequences to a vital ecosystem ratified as globally important by the 1992 Rio Convention on Biodiversity. The 13 plant communities and 18 bird species of European or international importance that call our moors home can’t take that risk.
Press & Publications Manager
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust