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Letters: Vanished landscapeGuardian Unlimited | 05 Apr 2011
Surely Jane Austen would recognise a remarkable change to the landscape of the South Downs since her time (Report, 1 April)? Natural history writers such as WH Hudson would be devastated by it. Grazing of these hills for thousands of years had produced an open landscape providing the freedom to...
Letters: Keeping it arboreal - the truth about our forestsGuardian Unlimited | 06 Jan 2011
In 1972, some 50 years after the Forestry Commission started its afforestation enterprise, a booklet entitled East Anglian Forests was published by the HMSO (If we lose our forests, our culture will suffer..., G2, 5 January). In its introduction much emphasis was laid on "the new value of the pine...
Forest of Dean selloff angers localsGuardian Unlimited | 04 Jan 2011
In pictures: More than 3,000 people at rally pledge to defend 'the people's' trees in the area between the rivers Severn and Wye from what they fear will be corporate land grab.
A million trees for England: but who gets them?Guardian Unlimited | 02 Dec 2010
Trees are unequivocally a good thing. My father-in-law was a forester and I named my daughter Sylvia in recognition of his life's work. She has already planted a sweet chestnut tree on a London common, and we'll do so again this weekend. So the government's announcement today of a "partnership...
Thousands of new trees for flood-hit CumbriaGuardian Unlimited | 19 Nov 2010
Cumbria's natural flood defences shored up with tree-planting campaign. Thousands of trees are being planted on land hit by last year's floods in Cumbria to help provide "natural" flood protection in the future, the Woodland Trust said today. Around 2,000 locally sourced native species of tree are...
Prince Charles calls for action in TV environment filmReuters | 16 Nov 2010
Britain's Prince Charles brings his passion for the environment to U.S. viewers this week with the broadcast of a new TV film designed as a call to action on global climate change. The hour-long film "Harmony" premieres on NBC on Friday, showcasing the work and ideas of the heir to the British throne on issues like rain forest protection, sustainable farming and the importance of restoring balance between man and nature.
Our forests are our futureGuardian Unlimited | 16 Nov 2010
Next year, 2011, will be the UN's International Year of Forests, aiming to strengthen the sustainable management of forests for the benefit of current and future generations. It would be a tragic legacy for the government if it marked this year by starting to sell off large parts of our public forests. We hold these magnificent green spaces in trust for our children. Once they've gone we will not get them back.
London zoo recreates living rainforestGuardian Unlimited | 25 Mar 2010
Two courting titi monkeys sit with their tails entwined, as a golden-headed lion tamarin peers at some marmosets behind the glass wall of their enclosure. These animals, along with two-toed sloths, sunbitterns and agoutis, have been given free rein in London zoo's newest exhibit which aims to recreate a "living rainforest".
Government welcomes report on affordable rural housingDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 18 May 2006
A new report which highlights the need for more homes to help families in rural areas has been welcomed by Housing Minister, Yvette Cooper and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband.
Future of cork oak forests hangs in the balanceWWF-UK | 17 May 2006
Three quarters of the Western Mediterranean's cork oak forests could be lost within 10 years, threatening an economic and environmental crisis, according to a new WWF report.
El Salvador tropical coffee forests threatenedReuters | 17 May 2006
Tropical forests that house El Salvador's famed coffee plantations and provide habitat for migrating birds are being depleted at an alarming rate, scientists warned on Tuesday.
Gardiner launches forestry reviewDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 15 May 2006
Low timber prices, the effects of climate change, and a shortage of skilled workers must not prevent England's trees, woods and forests from creating benefits for everyone, Forestry Minister Barry Gardiner said
Crane opens up forest canopyBBC | 28 Apr 2006
Scientists in Australia are exploring the rainforest canopy using a 50m-high (160ft) crane to zoom around the treetops.
Anti-logging activist wins awardBBC | 25 Apr 2006
A campaigner who risked his own safety to expose illegal logging operations in Liberia has been recognised with a prestigious environmental award.
Get active in our urban woodlands, says MinisterDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 25 Apr 2006
Too many people are missing out on the benefits of getting active in England's woodlands, thinking they are only found in rural areas, Forestry Minister Jim Knight said
Demand for Palm Oil Triggers Massive Expansion in BorneoFriends of the Earth- England, Wales and N.Ireland. | 13 Apr 2006
A new report released 13 April reveals how the Indonesian government could develop up to three million hectares of oil palm plantations on the island of Borneo, threatening wildlife and local livelihoods to cater for international demand for cheap palm oil
£3.1 Million extra funding for National Parks and BroadsDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 07 Apr 2006
England's National Parks and the Broads Authority will receive an extra £3.1 million over the next two years, Landscape Minister Jim Knight announced in the New Forest National Park.