20 Mar '17, 11am

Sign the @WoodlandTrust #petition to save the UK's ancient #woodland

Sign the @WoodlandTrust #petition to save the UK's ancient #woodland

The recommendation is to toughen national policy to give Ancient Woodland the same protection afforded to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks, Green Belt and Sites of Special Scientific Interest The Government recently announced new measures to the Housing White Paper, which improves the protection given to our rapidly disappearing ancient woodland. Following pressure by groups such as the Woodland Trust, and the formation of a Government All Party Parliamentary Group for Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees, the recommendation is to toughen national policy (through clarifying Footnote 9 of the National Planning Policy Framework) to give these endangered habitats the same protection afforded to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks, Green Belt and Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Planning Advisor for the Woodland Trust, Victoria Bankes Pric...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2988774/sign_the_...

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