A call to action
This publication, produced by IMPACT’s Coillte branch, is a clear and disturbing description of the potential social, economic and environmental impact of current plans to sell the harvesting rights – the right to fell and sell timber – from Ireland’s state-owned forests. It’s also a call to action, which we hope will inspire individuals and organisations to campaign together to urge the Government to rethink its plans.
Save Our Forests outlines the disastrous economic, environmental and social consequences of the proposed course of action, including the likely erosion of public access to forests. It also makes the compelling case that, in current market conditions, these consequences are entirely disproportionate to the relatively small sums of money the Government could hope to raise from a sale.