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Category Archives: rewilding
Book Review – Wild Fell by Lee Schofield
This review has been rather long in gestation. Lee originally sent me a copy in early February. I started reading it in March, then had to stop half way through. My Migraines (which I wrote about here) were returning as … Continue reading
Posted in books, Common Agricultural Policy, Lake District, rewilding, RSPB Tagged book reviews, Lake District, rewilding, RSPB 1 Comment
The death of Sudan the Rhino points us towards a future for Nature
Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, has died at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was 45 and, as part of an unsuccessful breeding programme, had been moved to Kenya in 2009, from his previous home. at the … Continue reading
Posted in No Tern Unstoned, rewilding Tagged No Tern Unstoned, rewilding, Rhino, Sudan 2 Comments
New Natural Areas: time to really make space for nature and people? Guest Blog by Steve Jones
Over at Mark Avery’s blog, Steve Jones outlined the idea of creating a series of pilot New Natural Areas, a new class of natural landscape to sit alongside National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Steve stressed that … Continue reading
Posted in guest blogs, rewilding Tagged Guest Blog, nature, rewilding, Steve Jones 17 Comments
Bring back the Bison. or Wisent.
Amid the chaos, recriminations, headless chickens and acrimony of the Brexit vote fall-out last week, I went to the Netherlands with a group from Rewilding Britain. I have an informal role on their policy advisory group, and generally like what … Continue reading
Posted in grazing, rewilding, Wisent Tagged Kraansvlak, rewilding, Rewilding Britain, Rewilding Europe, Wisent 43 Comments
Farm Subsidies after Brexit – the first hints from Farm Minister Eustice
We’ve had a first hint from the Brexit side, as to what support farming would receive if the UK left the EU. This from Farmers Weekly” First details have emerged of a plan for British agriculture if the UK leaves … Continue reading
Posted in Brexit, Common Agricultural Policy, farming, George Eustice, NFU, public goods, rewilding Tagged Agriculture, Brexit, farm subsidies, George Eustice, public benefits 10 Comments
Beavers – cute and cuddly?
Just in case anyone thought Beavers were cute and cuddly, this news piece from Canada should make you think again. Imagine the scenes in Ottery St Mary…..
High Speed Wild: The case for a new Wild Landscape through England
HS2 is about to be given a big push forwards tomorrow when it will receive its second reading – and former Environment shadow Mary Creagh, now Shadow Transport SoS is supporting it. She will be eyeing a cabinet position after … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Woodland, biodiversity, HS2, rewilding Tagged climate change, HS2, re-wilding 11 Comments
No targets and prescriptions – Conservation: The Knepp Way
wild daffodils on Knepp Estate (c) miles king On Wednesday I was privileged to spend a day at the Knepp Estate in Sussex, with Natural England Agriculture Policy experts – not that NE do policy of course. Other experts (and … Continue reading
Planting Trees in the Uplands? There’s an idea….
I was so excited at the thought of OPatz going to live in the woods, foraging for mushrooms and curing badger hams , that I forgot to check what was actually said earlier this week, in relation to flooding and … Continue reading
Posted in flooding, Forestry, Forestry Commission, Owen Paterson, rewilding, uplands Tagged Afforestation, flooding, Flow Country, George Monbiot, Lord Rooker, Owen Paterson, re-wilding 8 Comments