Exmoor Society – Woodland Report Published

22.10.2013

The inherent value and huge potential of trees, woods and forests on Exmoor has been revealed in an authoritative report which has just been released by the Silvanus Trust and Laura Jones Associates.

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Forestry expert speaks out on proposals for our public forests

10.09.2013

Forestry expert, Rod Leslie, warns against an uprising from the grassroots if Govt gets it wrong over our public forests

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England’s largest environmental NGOs voice concern over new proposals for our public forests

10.09.2013

England’s largest environmental NGOs voice concern over new proposals for our public forests

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NGO concern as UK Government releases its consultation on biodiversity offsetting

05.09.2013

Today, the UK Government published a long-awaited green paper on its proposed plans to implement biodiversity offsetting.

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Biodiversity Off-setting and Invertebrate Conservation

02.09.2013

Biodiversity off-setting represents a denial of any distinctive ecological value as the underlying assumption is that one group of organisms (an ecosystem) can simply be replaced by another.

At a more specific level, there are several reasons why off-setting from the perspective of invertebrate conservation is doomed to fail.

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Forestry Commission for the Future: e-Petition Launched!

25.08.2013

    The Forestry Commission (FC) has provided Great Britain with a verdant rich tapestry of woods and forests enjoyed by the public for nearly 100 years.  The UK Government, however, is about to embark on an exercise to set up new bodies – breaking up and tearing the heart out of the FC. We […]

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Our Forests challenges Independent Panel on Forestry

03.08.2013

Bishop gives voice to growing unease over future of public woods and forests.

Latest Government plans raise more questions, rather than allaying fears.

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Forestry in the House of Lords again

18.07.2013

HANSARD – Forestry: Independent Panel Report. Question, Asked by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

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The Future of Our Forests – What’s happened DEFRA?

11.07.2013

There’s plenty to be happy about but there are a few things that stand out as being a massive failure by Government to listen to the people that enabled this once in a hundred year process to occur.

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Two kinds of Growth – The Art of Climbing Trees – Adventure and Manifesto

23.06.2013

Henrik G Dahle… Film maker, writer, photographer, ideas person and failed activist and environmentalist, (possibly).

…had the eccentric privilege and opportunity to climb 365 trees in one year, through 11 countries, recording the conversations with 80 or so inspired people perched in the branches and taking thousands of photographs of trees. Each tree was a mini art project in itself, or opportunity to learn from and share with my co-climbers. This was my project ‘UpTrees’.

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The Tree in Your Landscape

09.06.2013

One mature tree in a city is a full landscape in itself…

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Feral – George Monbiot

02.06.2013

Ginny Battson explores George Monbiots talk at the Festival of Ideas about rewilding and his new book Feral… elephants on the Epynt…

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One of Europe’s last Primeval Forests to be logged

25.05.2013

One of the great, wild, intact forests of Europe is under threat. A place where lynx, Wolves and Bears still roam.

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Biodiversity offsetting permits previously rejected housing development

23.05.2013

Tyneside wildlife areas threatened by new development – biodiversity offsetting undermining local communities?

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UBUSUNA – Exploring Life with Japan’s Forests

21.05.2013

film-making project to travel around Japan visiting, recording life in rural communities living in close proximity with the mountains & forests

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Chainsaw Training with Phil Dunford

14.05.2013

Small woodland owner Sarah Walters of Alvecote Wood shares her experience on Phil Dunford’s chainsaw course.

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All about the Money

08.05.2013

Behind the debate on ownership of our national forests, the money question has always been there. How much should the forests cost the public purse ?

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Biodiversity offsetting in the UK one year on… it’s not looking good…

07.05.2013

UK’s Biodiversity Offset Pilot has nothing much to show for it. Not one of the six counties involved has made a single offset. This is disappointing for organisations such as the Environment Bank, for whom these pilots are core business, but for much of civil society, the failure is just a reminder that biodiversity offsetting is not the right approach to conserving our remaining natural spaces.

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Trading Places – biodiversity offsetting.

22.04.2013

With good design biodiversity could be increased on a development site. Biodiversity offsetting prevents this, it is selling your landscape, your place and you can’t say or do anything about it.

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THE FOREST OF DEAN UNDER THREAT ONCE MORE

22.04.2013

Up to 200 acres of woodland and wildlife sites in the
Statutory Forest are to be transfered/sold to the
Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC) by
the Forestry Commission for current and future
industrial and residential development by the FoDDC.

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