Rewilding case study: monitoring natural capital and rewilding at the Natural Capital Laboratory, Birchfield, Loch Ness

White, Chris, Leese, Emilia, Convery, Ian and Rooney, Philip (2022) Rewilding case study: monitoring natural capital and rewilding at the Natural Capital Laboratory, Birchfield, Loch Ness. In: Hawkins, Sally, Convery, Ian, Carver, Steve and Beyers, Rene, (eds.) Routledge handbook of rewilding. Taylor and Francis Group, London, pp. 211-221. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003097822-23

Abstract

This chapter presents the findings (to date) from a practical rewilding project in the Scottish Highlands. The project involves restoring native ecosystems and reintroducing species on a 40ha site at Birchfield near Loch Ness. As part of the rewilding process, a ‘Natural Capital Laboratory’ has been established to measure, monitor, and communicate the environmental, social, and economic impacts of rewilding. The chapter outlines the aims and background to the project. It also looks at the IUCN Rewilding Principles and how these are being incorporated into the execution of the project’s aims. In particular, there is a discussion of monitoring rewilding projects in line with the ninth IUCN rewilding principle. Finally, the chapter describes how a ‘natural capital’ framework has been used as a basis for the monitoring process and how the results have fed back into the site management process.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
ISBN: 9781003097822
Departments: Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Forestry and Conservation
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2022 18:30
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 18:35
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6668
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