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Re: England's Trees woods and Forests consult.

Subject: Re: England's Trees woods and Forests consult.
From: Andersonarb
Date: May 24 2006 07:56:13
In a message dated 23/05/2006 22:56:25 GMT Standard Time, 
pete@xxxxxxxxxxx.wanadoo.co.uk writes:

the climax type of vegetation for much of this 
country at least is high forest and historically that is how much of the 
British Isles appeared for millenia.

Frans Vera might beg to differ on that one.

That aside, there is interesting research being done on the diversity of 
species on shooting estates. As I understand it where the traditional 
shooting 
management, burning off heather, trapping and shooting foxes and some 
corvids, 
has significant benefits to the survival of other species.... I believe the 
results of this research are so clear that the RSPB have had to withdraw from 
the 
project, cos politically they can't see their members accepting the 
results....?

But it's difficult, on a day when when the news features stories about a 
Cairngorm landowner shooting his pack of Wolves and a bunch of Germans are 
going 
out to shoot the first Bear they've seen in the country just because it's 
killed a few sheep. (Wonder if Claus is cleaing his gun?)

The best thing we can do is keep an open mind. I have to say the idea of 
maintaining bio-diversity until we can completely understand the evolution 
and 
extinction of species seems to make sense.

Bill.

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