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To: Owen Paterson (Environment Secretary)

Save our Ancient Woodlands

Dear Mr. Paterson,

Please stop the proposal under 'Biodiversity Offsetting' to allow the destruction of our Ancient Woodlands for building.

Why is this important?

Our Ancient Woodlands have evolved over hundreds of years and cannot simply be replaced by new plantings of trees, no matter how many trees are planted for every one destroyed in an ancient woodland.
These Ancient Woodlands have very complex relationships, for instance between some of our rarest Orchids and Fungi. But there are many such relationships which cannot be replicated in a new planting.
These complex relationships between trees, flowering plants, insects, birds, mammals, amphibians, worms, nematodes, bacteria and fungi would be destroyed if the destruction of these Ancient Woodlands were to be allowed.



2014-01-13 21:54:37 +0000

Hello Everyone, this is still going well and thank you to everyone who has supported the petition. 38 Degrees are still considering how to take it further. I would like to pass on another petition asking for the resignation of Owen Paterson, it can be found here:

Thank you all for your support.
Best wishes,
Bill O'Brien

2014-01-08 13:09:38 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2014-01-07 10:46:09 +0000

Hi, I want to thank everyone who has signed this petition. I'm really quite surprised at how well it's doing.
Bill O'Brien

2014-01-06 16:34:17 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2014-01-05 19:24:53 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2014-01-05 11:49:02 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2014-01-05 10:27:41 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-01-05 00:11:30 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-01-04 22:56:04 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-01-04 20:27:25 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-01-04 19:11:25 +0000

10 signatures reached