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Tag 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
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…..
Saum, Clarkson, re-wilding and whither British Conservation?
the challenge of maintaining Saum I just read an excellent review of Feral on the blog of Green Alliance Director Matthew Spencer. It arrived, in timely fashion on the same day as George published his challenge to British Conservation in … Continue reading
Posted in biodiversity, carbon storage, climate change, Downland, forest elephant, George Monbiot, management, Mesolithic, rewilding, Saum, scrub, straight tusked elephant, uplands Tagged Conservation, Environment, Feral, George Monbiot, Green Alliance, Habitat, Jeremy Clarkson, Matthew Spencer, rewilding, scrub 5 Comments
Return to “Any Room for Scrub?”
While I may be painted by some as a reactionary fighting against the forces of progress (in the form of the re-wilding movement), I have been thinking about this stuff for quite a long time. Reading George Monbiot’s rant about … Continue reading
Posted in agriculture, biodiversity, Common Agricultural Policy, ecosystem services, farming, George Monbiot, grazing, management, rewilding, scrub, self-willed land, uplands Tagged Cumbria, England, English Nature, European Union, Fell, Foot and Mouth Disease, George Monbiot, Habitat, Heath, juniper, Lake District, overgrazing, Park, rewilding, scrub, Wordsworth 6 Comments
The Elephant in the Room
my first cartoon ever! and possibly my last. I haven’t posted much this week as work and personal life have intervened. But I have been doing a lot of thinking. I’m still struggling with the idea of Self-willed Land. I … Continue reading
Posted in anti conservation rhetoric, biodiversity, forest elephant, George Monbiot, invasive species, Life of Brian, management, Mesolithic, rewilding, self-willed land, straight tusked elephant Tagged African elephant, African forest elephant, Asian elephant, Biology, Elephant, Elephantidae, George Monbiot, habitat management, Nki National Park, re-wilding, rewilding 10 Comments
GMOs can bring Owen Paterson and George Monbiot together
Has our esteemed Secretary of State for the Environment Owen Paterson been reading George Monbiot’s new book Feral, where he rewilds himself in order to attain an enlightened state that reveals a vision of a rewilded future? For me this … Continue reading