Woodland sell-off plans - Greenpeace response

27 January, 2011

Responding to the government’s proposals – unveiled today – for the sell off of much of Britain’s woodlands, John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said: 

“Britain’s woodlands are precious for millions of people, a source not only of great curiosity but also great fulfilment. They offer important habitats to much loved wildlife, as well as enjoyment and beauty to families up and down the country. It’s no surprise that there has been an upswell of public concern at the prospect that our Island’s natural life might be auctioned off at a government-sponsored jumble sale. The government must now guarantee not only the complete right of access to all our forests but also the budget for their protection and restoration.” 

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