Aurochs back-breeding

Here's a nice account of various projects aiming to back-breed aurochs and what's been achieved over the last six years:


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:

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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