Forest Sell-Off on Temporary Hold: Government Bow to Public Opposition:

Breaking news! The government have announced they will pause forest sell-offs for a few months. This is good news but disappointingly may only be a temporary rest-bite designed by the Government to let the public anger die down for a few weeks. However it still represents a brilliant sign and step in the right direction. We must keep the momentum up as our forests which are owned by the public remain under threat. We must not become complacent either about any government assurances endangered raptors like the goshawk, honey buzzard and red kite will remain safe and secure after privatisation. The wildlife legislation now in place is supposed to protect raptors outside these forest sanctuaries, but in reality provides little in the way of support for these species and is generally disregarded. If we keep working together we can save our forests forever – not just for a few months.

The government is still going full steam ahead with changing the law to clear the way for a 100% sell-off. It looks like they hope the fuss will die down if they pause a few sales here and there – so they can press on with quietly scrapping legal protection for our public woodlands.

The “Save our Forest” petition is now 490,000 strong. If we the citizens of this country keep up our  campaigning until English forests are safe, the petition should reach the half a million mark very soon.

Please  and ask your friends to sign the save our forest campaign below: 

2 comments to Forest Sell-Off on Temporary Hold: Government Bow to Public Opposition:

  • Dave

    I completely agree, if privately owned there would be no place in them for the likes of goshawk, as invariably they would become part of shooting estates & the inevitable persecution of raptors would ensue.

  • Coop

    Everyone who cares about our natural heritage should fight this theft.