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This is a long read summarising my findings from five years studying mountain hares in the Peak District in the context of our changing climate. It’s a sobering thought that our changing climate is already impacting our mountain hares: super furry, white animals that are only found in the high hills of the Peaks and …

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A better future for mountain hares in Scotland - photo credit Peter Wey

Research shows brown hares are predicted to take over mountain hare habitat as temperatures rise Climate change is putting the future of our Peak District mountain hares at risk. This important but alarming research has been carried out by Carlos Bedson, at Manchester Metropolitan University, with support from PTES. The Peak District’s altitude and colder …

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Mountain hare

Surveying the elusive mountain hares Having completed all his field work for his PhD researching a small population of mountain hares in the Peak District, we caught up with Carlos Bedson of Manchester Metropolitan University to find out how his work is progressing. Carlos has now gathered sightings of mountain hares over several years. This …

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A personal account from the moors by Carlos Bedson, whom we are funding to lead an in-depth study to understand the sustainability of the population of mountain hares in the Peak District. The results of Carlos’s studies will help to provide advice crucial to saving our last wild mountain hares, and identify the most important …

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