Government's new plan to protect England's forests

  • 31 January 2013
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The government has announced that it will not sell off publicly owned forests in England.

It says it will create a new public body that will protect the nation's forests for future generations.

The report published by the Independent Panel on Forestry also called for woodland cover to increase from 10% to 15% by the year 2060.

Joe asked wildlife expert Chris Packham why he thinks woodland is important for the country's wildlife.