MOSS PROJECT FUNDING
The RSPB’S Spreading the Moss project has received funding worth £250,000 from landfill tax charity, WREN. It will be spent on planting sphagnum moss over 100 hectares of the moor, co-managed by the RSPB and United Utilities. It should help increase the amount of blanket bog, a globally scarce habitat. It helps tackle climate change by trapping carbon, and also provides water filtration, which helps threatened moorland birds, such as Curlew and Golden Plover.