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Ancient woodland losses 'not accounted for', say campaigners

BBC, 25/02/2014 -- The scale of ancient woodland being lost to development in Britain is being made worse because of a lack of accurate data. The Woodland Trust says that systems are so poor, the government cannot say how much ancient forest has disappeared in the last 10 years. However, a new report from the Forestry Commission says that the UK's tree cover has increased significantly. They say the amount of forest has more than doubled in the last 100 years.

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