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Ep14: Amanda Anderson of the Moorland Association – Heather Moorland, Shooting & Conservation, Upland Habitat Management

Ep14: Amanda Anderson of the Moorland Association – Heather Moorland, Shooting & Conservation, Upland Habitat Management

In this episode of The Country Gent Podcast, we chat with Amanda Anderson of the Moorland Association. We find out about the work they do to represent moorland owners and how their sporting interest is crucial to funding the conservation work carried out to protect our precious heather moorland and all the different species that the habitat supports.

In the interview we cover:

  • Amanda’s background
  • An overview of the association – it’s purpose, what it stands for and who it represents
  • The conservation of our heather moorland and how the sporting interests of moorland owners is crucial to that conservation
  • How grouse moors are benefitting red listed bird species such as curlew, lapwing, black grouse and merlin
  • The parliamentary debate on driven grouse shooting where Amanda gave evidence (links below to both the evidence session and actual debate)
  • The persecution of raptors and the various initiatives that the association are involved with
    • Note: since recording the podcast, one such initiative has been given the green light by Natural England which you can read more about here.

Links to the parliamentary debate:

Driven grouse shooting parliamentary debate – evidence session (featuring Amanda)

Driven grouse shooting parliamentary debate – the actual debate

In the Malt of the Month feature, we’re into part two of the mini series all about whisky production. In this episode, David Wood tells us about some of the different definitions of Scotch whisky and busts some myths along the way.

In the Monarch of the Month feature, we learn all about King James I.

Enjoy.