New Natural Areas: an overview

Mark Avery kindly hosted a guest blog from me, which I reproduce below. Our impending withdrawal from the Common Agricultural Policy presents risks and opportunities. One opportunity is to develop a new class of countryside land use, both in remote regions and close to towns and cities, fully accessible to people, where nature is left …

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Half-empty landscape syndrome

In my guest blog at Miles King's blog here, I mention the 'empty forest syndrome', a term coined by Kenton Miller in the early 90s to describe the implications of depletion of large animals from tropical forests. Here are some key references: http://www.dse.ufpb.br/alexandre/Redford%201992%20-The%20empty%20forest.pdf https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/46891244/The_empty_forest_revisited20160629-24311-1lxh7n.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIWOWYYGZ2Y53UL3A&Expires=1505856048&Signature=XaL7hzVMiyFBButp04CoDv14%2BG4%3D&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DThe_empty_forest_revisited.pdf

New Natural Areas: Investing in nature-based economies

I'd like to see a new sort of land designation in the UK to sit next to National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. I'm calling these 'New Natural Areas', for want of a better term. Or maybe just Natural Areas. These New Natural Areas might initially take the form of rewilding pilot sites, capturing …

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