Friends of the Earth sparks moorland burning investigation

Published:  24 Feb 2019    |      Last updated:  29 Oct 2019    |      4 minute read
Following our 2018-2019 investigation into landowners breaking voluntary agreements to stop burning their moors for grouse shooting, the UK government pledged to ban moorland burning on blanket bog. Guy Shrubsole and Alasdair Cameron share their initial report.

Why we fought to protect the Gwent Levels for future generations

Published:  29 Nov 2018    |      Last updated:  05 Jun 2019    |      4 minute read     |        |    Celeste Hicks
A new road to ease congestion on the M4 in south Wales was first proposed in the 1990s. After nearly 30 years of campaigning by Friends of the Earth, the route through the Gwent Levels has been finally ruled out.

25-year environment plan falls short

Published:  25 Jan 2018    |      Last updated:  08 Oct 2018    |      7 minute read     |        |    Paul de Zylva
What does the UK government’s 25 year plan for the environment say? And will it really make life better for the next generation?

Slaughter in paradise: illegal bird trapping in Cyprus

Published:  04 Sep 2017    |      5 minute read     |        |    Dominic Murphy
Millions of migrating birds are illegally trapped as they pass over Cyprus, with some of the worst of the killing on UK-controlled land. Yet the British government is proving powerless to stop the slaughter.