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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Irish forests under threat

The Irish Government is moving closer to a huge sell-off of the public forests managed by Coillte (The Irish Forestry Board) to private investors. An area greater than 1 million acres, equivalent to two medium sized counties will be lost forever. This will include some of our most valuable native woodlands, wild places and some of the last refuges of our native flora and fauna. Ireland is the least forested country in Europe with only 8% of the landmass under forest and much of this is non-native species. Our remaining forests are of paramount importance to our limited and dwindling wild species of both plants and animals and they need your support.

Please follow the link and sign the petition.

Please also forward the link to friends, family and colleagues and share it on social network sites.

Many thanks.

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