Today the RSPB has taken the unprecedented and serious step of filing a complaint to the European Commission regarding Natural England’s approach to protecting important habitats in the South Pennines.

This isn’t a step we’ve taken lightly as our Conservation Director, Martin Harper, set's out.

As you can imagine there has been a lot of work behind the scenes to get to this point. One useful source of elements of the story can be found here under the Wuthering Moors posts on Mark Avery’s blog.

For an impression of the moor and the issues around it – here is RSPB’s Tim Melling interviewed by the Guardian. And here's the full article in the Guardian.

Follow me on twitter