Zac Goldsmith hints at blanket bog burn ban

Environment minister Zac Goldsmith has signalled that the government will take stronger action to prevent the burning of moorland on blanket peat bog.

Environment minister Zac Goldsmith has signalled that the government will take stronger action to prevent the burning of moorland on blanket peat bog.

Blanket peat bogs, a threatened moorland habitat, are major carbon stores and cover large areas of the country’s uplands. Many are intensively managed by grouse moor estates, who burn the moorland heather to maximise numbers of grouse for shooting.

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