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Eloquent George Monbiot enchants with the opportunities of rewilding
Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm
Isabella Tree’s electrifying account of the trailblazing journey to restore nature to a Sussex country estate has fast become the go-to inspiration and essential reading for rewilding in Britain.
Scotland: A Rewilding Journey
Susan Wright, Peter Cairns & Nick Underdown (2018)
Scotland: A Rewilding Journey is a rallying call for a wilder Scotland, where forests abundant with life are regenerating, where rivers lined with alder and willow run freely, where damaged peatlands are revitalised and where oceans support the great whales. This landmark conservation book portrays a vision for a wilder Scotland – a place where nature works as it should, where wildlife flourishes and crucially, where people prosper.
Our Place: Can we Save Britain’s Wildlife Before its too Late?
Mark Cocker (2018)
Cocker takes us on an evocative and provocative tour of Britain via six locations which seem to embody the history of conservation efforts over the years. At the core of this remarkable and important work is the paradox of why Britons seem to adore their countryside more than so many other nations, and yet Britain is one of the most denatured places on earth. This is a call to action, full of hope – Cocker believes we CAN do something, we CAN save our wildlife.
The Secret Network of Nature
Review coming soon
Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life
George Monbiot (2014)
In this collection of essays, one of the first ‘rewilding’ manifestos, Monbiot uses his rich, lyrical prose to paint a picture of ecological breakdown and an unwilding of humanity and its environment. He counters this with very real examples of how and where we are making a difference now and might do so in the future.
Rebirding: Rewilding Britain and its Birds
Benedict Macdonald (2019)
Ben Macdonald takes us on a dynamic, eminently knowledgeable and often heartbreaking history of the disappearance of British wildlife. He then presents his very practical plan of action in a vision of hope and wonderment for a future where the economics of an ever growing population co-exists with and supports the return of nature to Britain on a grand scale.
A Sand County Almanac
Aldo Leopold (1949)
This beautiful, lyrical work chronicling wildlife on a Wisconsin farm has become a landmark moment in the environmental movement. The Almanac is part natural history, part philosophy. Ecologist, forester and environmentalist, Aldo Leopold weaves a fundamental message through his pages – conservation is a state of harmony between men and land, humans will cease to be free if they have no wild spaces in which to roam.
Bringing Back the Beaver: The Story of One Man’s Quest to Rewild Britain’s Waterways
Derek Gow (2020)
This is the much anticipated and apparently sometimes riotously funny account by Derek Gow, farmer and nature conservationist, detailing the movement to Rewild the British landscape with beavers. He makes a heartfelt case for why the reintroduction of the beaver will be an essential part of creating a sustainable solution to flooding and drought in the face of climate change. Derek lives on a 300 acre farm on the Devon/Cornwall border which he is in the process of rewilding.