What on earth can we do to help? It shocked and saddened me to the core when I heard a few days ago about the huge fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. Not only had I heard nothing about it on the news, I was also totally at a loss as to what was causing […]

via The Amazon Is Burning — food fitness flora

Most examples of rewilding are defined as human intervention to return wildlife back into habitats where they’ve long disappeared. Thanks to the Guardian for this highly unusual one where the human population are the ones who have left – due to bizarre circumstances, to be sure – and the wildlife have slowly returned to reclaim […]

via Rewilding in an Unexpected Landscape — La Paz Group

There’s been a lot of criticism from some rewilding/wilderness advocates of UK conservation practice being heavily geared towards intensive management of wildlife sites derived from past agricultural systems. Chalk grassland SSSIs, for example, are typically managed using agricultural livestock to maintain short, species-rich NVC plant communities and associated invertebrate population favouring these conditions. Many SSSIs […]

via Rewilding isn’t abandonment — Natural Areas