Petition Change outdated laws to prevent forest felling when baby animals are in nests
Under the 1967 Forestry Act licences to fell woodland cannot include
enforceable conditions to safeguard our rarest wildlife such as red
squirrels, bats, dormice.
Woodlands are routinely clear-felled or left with only a few trees
containing squirrel nests. There is always a risk that young animals are
either shredded or crushed by such felling.
The public want ethically harvested timber so felling licences need
enforceable conditions to protect wildlife. The Government should amend
Forestry legislation so this is the case in England, as it already is in
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