Friday, 4 February 2011
Save Englands ancient forests
The Coalition government has announced plans to sell some or all of the public forest estate in England.
We have already lost much of our beautiful ancient woodlands, home to a myriad of animal and plant species. Much of the land has been bought up buy private companies who use it to build on.
The primary motive of private companies is always the bottom line, it is the policy on which they thrive.
Therefore the maintenance and preservation of the woodlands and the freedom for the general public to walk in them may be compromised.
The freedom to roam and ramble in the common held land of the countryside has slowly eroded over recent years as more and more of the common land has been sold off for development.
Sadly there may come a day when we have to pay for the chance to ramble with our children in the woods.
Keep our woodlands public, free, and safe from development.
Sign the petition now!
Here is a link to the Woodland Trust's petition page. where you can sign the petition.
Here is a link to 38 degrees Save our Forests campaign for more info.