New threat to our forests

Not again! There are worrying signs that the government might be trying to revive plans to sell off England’s woodlands. We may have less than a week to stop them and keep our forests safe for future generations.

Next week, the government panel will publish a new report on the future of our woodlands. [1] Insiders have started warning that the government is trying last minute lobbying to convince the panel to back another sell-off. We’ve got a few days to persuade them resist the pressure and stand up for our beautiful woodlands.

Please add your name to the urgent petition now, and then forward this email to your family and friends. We’ll do an emergency delivery to each of the panel members before next Wednesday:
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/keep-our-woods-safe

Having your arm twisted by government officials can be pretty unpleasant. And the members of the forest panel aren’t professional politicians, so they won’t be used to it. [2] But if tens of thousands of us sign a message to each person on the panel, encouraging them to stand up to government, we can make sure they keep our woodlands safe.

English woodlands are at their best at this time of year. Animals and plants are flourishing. A new generation of children is learning to ride bikes and climb trees. For those of us that live in cities and towns, woodlands give us a chance to slow down and enjoy nature. And for tens of thousands of people, jobs in forests pay their wages. [3]

Last year, half a million of us stood together and prevented the government from selling off our forests. [4] Now it’s time to come together again to speak up for these beautiful wild places.

Let’s make sure the forests panel has the courage to protect these precious places – sign the emergency petition now:
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/keep-our-woods-safe

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