Rewilding: time to get down off the fence

Carver, Steve and Convery, Ian ORCID logo ORCID: (2021) Rewilding: time to get down off the fence. British Wildlife, 32 (4). pp. 246-255. Full text not available from this repository.

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The term ‘rewilding’ first emerged in North America, where its central tenets involve leaving vast areas of land to nature and allowing the development of fully functioning ecosystems driven by natural processes, such as keystone interactions between large carnivores and their prey species. In Britain, the concept has by necessity been diluted to suit our more densely-populated landscapes, but it could nevertheless offer a path towards recovery of natural ecosystems over large areas without the need for quick-fix interventions, such as fencing. In this, the first article in our Wilding for Conservation series, Steve Carver and Ian Convery walk through the history and evolving definitions of rewilding and make the case for its role in a more ambitious future for conservation in Britain.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: British Wildlife
Publisher: NHBS Ltd.
ISSN: 0958-0956
Departments: Institute of Science and Environment > Forestry and Conservation
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 04 May 2021 09:49
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2024 12:42
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