A history of rewilding from the Wildlands Network to the Lifescape Project

Hawkins, Sally (2021) A history of rewilding from the Wildlands Network to the Lifescape Project. In: Lifescape Project Thoughtscape Series, April 2021, Online. (Unpublished) Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

In the first event of our 'Thoughtscape' webinar series, we were joined by members of the IUCN CEM Rewilding Thematic Group, rewilding practitioners and trustees of the Lifescape Project to explore the emergence of the concept of rewilding, how it has evolved and spread across the globe and the IUCN Rewilding Thematic Group’s recently published “guiding principles for rewilding”. We also presented the work and mission of the Lifescape Project and explored how these link to the concept of rewilding and our vision of a world with wild landscapes, providing a sustainable future for life on earth.

This session was chaired by Lizzie Hyatt, lawyer, co-founder of WildSide and a Lifescape volunteer who has contributed enormously to several of our projects, including the creation of the Thoughtscape series.

Our panelists included:

Adam Eagle
Adam Eagle is CEO of The Lifescape Project, he is a qualified lawyer with specific expertise in developing legal and financial mechanisms to aid rewilding projects, as well as leading species reintroduction projects. Adam is a member of the IUCN's Rewilding Thematic Group, an external rewilding PhD supervisor for the University of Cumbria, and co-author of numerous articles on rewilding published in academic journals. He has also advised multiple NGOs working in the field of wildlife conservation.

Ian Convery
Ian is Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Cumbria. His current interests are focused on public engagement with species reintroductions and rewilding. He is a trustee of the Lifescape Project, leads the HLF-funded ‘Back on our Map’ ("BOOM") multi-species reintroduction project in South Cumbria, co-chairs the IUCN CEM Rewilding Thematic Group and has been a member of the IUCN World Commission for Protected Areas since 2016.

Sally Hawkins
Sally is a trustee of the Lifescape Project and a PhD researcher at the University of Cumbria where she is using interdisciplinary approaches to develop a social-ecological framework for rewilding. She is a member of the IUCN CEM Rewilding Task Force who recently developed a globally recognised definition and principles for rewilding.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Departments: Departments > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Forestry and Conservation
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 04 May 2021 13:44
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2022 10:14
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6078

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