Saturday, 29 January 2011

Save Our Forests

A lot of you may have already heard about the campaign to save England's ancient forests. The Government is planning on selling off a lot of national forests, forests can then be "auctioned and fenced off, run down, logged or turned into golf courses and holiday villages", do we really need to be doing this, in my opinion no we do not.

A lot of wildlife will be under threat because they depend upon the forests for food and shelter. Nightjars, deer, redstarts and insects are just a few examples of the species that could be under threat.

Some of you may have visited The Forest of Dean, Sherwood Forest, and the New Forest (attract a lot of tourists), and they under under threat because of the Governments plans. Once these forests are gone, they are gone, they will be lost forever.

The Woodland Trust and 38 Degrees are asking people to say petitions to stop this from happening, I have signed poth petitions, are you going to do the same? Click on the 2 pictures below and they will take you to the form that needs to be signed and the websites also give you more information if you wish to read before signing.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

New Year

Since the last post in my blog (October 2010) I have been working hard in my 2nd year at University and putting this blog to one side for a little while: I'm focusing on getting my degree but my blog has always been on my mind.

A lot has happened since October: plans to move to Shetland, plans to go to Borneo to help with the orangutan project and meeting David Bellamy. Moving to Shetland and visiting Borneo is a task that cannot be planned over night it involves a lot of planning and of course money is the big issue especially in this economic downturn. Within the next few years I will hopefully be going to Borneo, Shetland may have to wait a while longer.

My University course is going well and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Some of the modules have not been easy at University but I knew it wasn't going to be. Already I am making plans on what to do for my dissertation assuming I pass my final year of my FdSc.

I'll update soon.