Recovering paradise lost – different country, same challenges

I wholeheartedly support the rewilding and restoration of our green and pleasant, but ecologically muted, land, and of our British ecosystems that are but a shadow of their former selves. How could any self-respecting ecologist not wish for this rejuvenation to happen? And happen urgently? It would be good for us, for our economy and for nature. A triad of positive outcomes!

But a new vision is needed for Britain’s ecological infrastructure, and for how we manage and monitor it, if the successful establishment of lost species is to be possible or should be contemplated.

Put simply, we must allow greater space for nature, both physically and mentally.

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