4 Jul 2011

Make a submission to panel on our forests

A while back I blogged on the review of our forests - See here my comments. Well there is still time to make comments and it seems our forests could still be at risk. As noted when the government abandoned their forest sell-off plans, they said they'd set up an “independent panel of experts” to help decide the future of our woodlands. Now, the panel is up and running but as campaign group 38 degrees say: "we know they answer to the same minister who cooked up the plans to sell the forests in the first place. So, although the panel could make sensible plans for our woodlands’ future, they could be under pressure to rubber-stamp more sell-offs. Together, we can stop that happening."

We have until the end of July to answer their questions about our woodlands. Can you take 2 minutes to answer the panel's questions now? A flood of messages will show the panel that the public wants our forests protected, not sold off to private companies. 38 degrees will collect answers submitted on their site, and hand them over to the panel as a huge, people-powered message - protect our forests:

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