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Five-point plan to protect England's uplands (RSPB)

Dunlin with summer plumage in grass
The dunlin is often a good sign of a well-managed peatland, but too few good sites remain (Dunlin by Chris Gomersall)
From Dartmoor to the Peak District and from the North York Moors to the Lake District, England’s uplands are iconic landscapes that improve the environment, help combat climate change, provide havens for nature and benefits for people, such as clean drinking water.

Nowhere is this statement more true than upland peatlands. But today a partnership of wildlife groups and industry is reminding government only four per cent of England’s upland peatlands are in good ‘ecological’ condition, and the remainder is not living up to its potential for providing homes for nature and combating climate change.

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