Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Saving Our Woodland

I am dismayed to read the article this morning about Ulster's native woodland. Whilst not an activist, it concerns me. Ancient woodlands are undoubtedly worth preserving, indeed rejuvenating; not only for human benefit, but also for rare and wonderful fauna and flora which live and thrive there.

It is more disappointing to note that, in Northern Ireland, a mere 0.08% of ancient woodland exists now; whereas on the UK Mainland it extends to a tiny 2%.

I imagine that modern, progressive agricultural methods and practices are one factor in the overall decline of woodland.

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