WuT you like an update?

I have just completed a bi-monthly update of our Woods under Threat cases, and with all my recent posts I thought you all might like to see a brief overview of the threats that vulnerable ancient woods are currently facing, or have fought off (sometimes succesfully) over the last two months, right across the UK :

 

March 2012

Number of current threat cases in UK (to ancient woodland) 66
Number of currently threatened woods in UK (ancient woodland) 331
Hectares of currently threatened ancient woodland in UK Not currently available (we are working on this)
Number of archived* threat cases in UK (to ancient woodland) 79
Number of archived* threatened woods in UK (ancient woodland) 142
Hectares of archived* threatened ancient woodland in UK Not currently available (we are working on this)

*archived cases/woods are those which have concluded or are no longer relevant

Number of threat reports received for UK in February 2012 and March 2012 by the WuT team 14
Number of ancient woodland threat cases in UK being currently looked at by WoodWatch volunteers 3
Number of non-ancient woodland threat cases in UK being currently looked at by WoodWatch volunteers 0

Brief overview of England information:

 

March 2012

Number of current threat cases in England (to Ancient woodland) 50
Number of currently threatened woods in England (Ancient woodland) 215
Hectares of currently threatened ancient woodland in England Not currently available (we are working on this)
Number of archived* threat cases in England (ancient woodland) 64
Number of archived* threatened woods in England (ancient woodland) 105
Hectares of archived* threatened ancient woodland in England Not currently available (we are working on this)

*archived cases/woods are those which have concluded or are no longer relevant

Number of threat reports received for England in February 2012 and March 2012 by the WuT team 13
Number of ancient woodland threat cases in England being currently looked at by WoodWatch volunteers 3
Number of non-ancient woodland threat cases in England being currently looked at by WoodWatch volunteers 0

Brief overview of Northern Ireland Information:

 

March 2012

Number of current threat cases in Northern Ireland (to ancient woodland) 0
Number of currently threatened woods in Northern Ireland (ancient woodland) 0
Hectares of currently threatened ancient woodland in Northern Ireland Not currently available (we are working on this)
Number of archived* threat cases in Northern Ireland (to ancient woodland) 1
Number of archived* threatened woods in Northern Ireland (ancient woodland) 1
Hectares of archived* threatened ancient woodland in Northern Ireland Not currently available (we are working on this)

*archived cases/woods are those which have concluded or are no longer relevant

Number of threat reports received for Northern Ireland in February 2012 and March 2012 by the WuT team 0
Number of ancient woodland threat cases in Northern Ireland being currently looked at by WoodWatch volunteers 0
Number of non-ancient woodland threat cases in Northern Ireland being currently looked at by WoodWatch volunteers 0

Brief overview of Scotland information:

 

March 2012

Number of current threat cases in Scotland (to ancient woodland) 16
Number of currently threatened woods in Scotland (ancient woodland) 103
Hectares of currently threatened ancient woodland in Scotland Not currently available (we are working on this)
Number of archived* threat cases in Scotland (to ancient woodland) 15
Number of archived* threatened woods in Scotland (ancient woodland) 32
Hectares of archived* threatened ancient woodland in Scotland Not currently available (we are working on this)

*archived cases/woods are those which have concluded or are no longer relevant

Number of threat reports received for Scotland in February 2012 and March 2012 by the WuT team 1
Number of ancient woodland threat cases in Scotland being currently looked at by WoodWatch volunteers 0
Number of non-ancient woodland threat cases in Scotland being currently looked at by WoodWatch volunteers 0

Brief overview of Wales information:

 

March 2012

Number of current threat cases in Wales (to ancient woodland) 4
Number of currently threatened woods in Wales (ancient woodland) 15
Hectares of currently threatened ancient woodland in Wales Not currently available (we are working on this)
Number of archived* threat cases in Wales (to ancient woodland) 6
Number of archived* threatened woods in Wales (ancient woodland) 11
Hectares of archived* threatened ancient woodland in Wales Not currently available (we are working on this)

*archived cases/woods are those which have concluded or are no longer relevant

Number of threat reports received for Wales in February 2012 and March 2012 by the WuT team 0
Number of ancient woodland threat cases in Wales being currently looked at by WoodWatch volunteers 0
Number of non-ancient woodland threat cases in Wales being currently looked at by WoodWatch volunteers 0

Types of threats can be seen in this chart, which I included in my last post. If you would like to record a threat to your local trees or woods, please fill out our simple form.  We’d love to hear from you!

Katharine Rist, Woods under Threat Assistant

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About Katharine Rist

Campaigner- Ancient Woodland
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