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The government has put on hold plans to sell off some English forests – but the main scheme could still go ahead. Proposals to offload 258,000 hectares run by the Forestry Commission have attracted cross-party criticism and a public outcry. The planned sale of 15% of state-owned forests will be put on hold, ministers said, as they “re-examine the criteria” for disposing of them. Labour said it was a “panic measure” and would not silence the protests. The government is allowed to sell off 15% of England’s woodlands in each four year public spending period – and that is what the announcement relates to. Full story

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Spypoint IR-6 Wildlife Surveillance Camera

Spypoint cameras these look like good items to use as a trap camera, I have not seen the picture quality from them, but I have heard that they arrive in several different megapixel versions, the higher the megapixel higher the cost. They are capable of taking both still and video, colour during the daytime black and white infrared at night
here is some of the features that I heard it does?

•Very compact (4,5” x 6,8” x 2,8”)
•Removable internal unit for easier handling
•46 infrared LED night-time illumination
•Video resolution: 640 x 480 AVI
•External memory: SD/SDHC card up to 32 GB
•USB and TV-OUT ports (pal)
•Adjustable detection sensitivity (5 to 50 ft)
•Runs on rechargeable lithium or 6 x AA batteries
•Low battery indicator
•Kit includes: Strap, USB and video cables

You would have to Google for more info, again another bit of kit, could leave it to film, shoot still whilst you were working elsewhere

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Last October, this newspaper revealed that the Coalition was planning to sell off many of Britain’s forests; today, a group called Save England’s Forests demands that this decision is reversed. Their letter to this paper is signed by 100 luminaries, including the Archbishop of Canterbury. Are they right?

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/8276248/Our-forests-are-aprecious-asset.html

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