The Diversion of Land

Published back in 1991, long before ‘land sparing’ and ‘rewilding’ entered the public consciousness, this fantastic book, The Diversion of Land: Conservation in a Period of Farming Contraction‘, remains probably the best account of the potential for land sparing in the UK. Although much of its analysis remains fascinating, it is probably now correct but for the wrong reasons, and an update is long overdue:

 

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