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Wildlife dying out in neglected forests

[England] British woodlands have been allowed to decay to such an extent that entire species of plants and animals are vanishing, a parliamentary report says. Jonathan Wentworth, an environment adviser and co-author of the report, said: “Half of forests in England are effectively derelict and unmanaged. They are losing the very wildlife that people use to define British woodland.” Ancient woods now covers less than two per cent of the country. The report states that, although much woodland is protected by laws, its ability to support wildlife has declined.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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