The Lake District granted UNESCO World Heritage Status

I am, by my own admission, quite fond of the Lake District: affection born of pleasant memories forged during my time in the area as an undergraduate. Memories build on exhilarating wildlife encounters - with ospreys at Bassenthwaite, with rutting red deer at Martindale and, most indelibly of all, with England's last remaining golden eagle at … Continue reading The Lake District granted UNESCO World Heritage Status

Pondering the Prospects for Lowland Rewilding

Another intriguing post by Ben Eagle looking at rewilding in the often forgotten lowlands. Places over overlooked during talk of sprawling pine forests, prowling wolf packs and "unpleasant" grouse moors. Give it a read! The rewilding fraternity seems to have gathered its main focus thus far around making a case for upland landscapes as the … Continue reading Pondering the Prospects for Lowland Rewilding

Lynx & Livestock; Implications for Rewilding – 22/10/15

This month saw the publication of yet more material regarding the potential reintroduction of Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) to the British Isles. The piece in question, an essay courtesy Dr David Hetherington of the Cairngorms National Park Authority, comprises a very interesting read and dispenses considerable food for thought. Providing a refreshing change of perspective, … Continue reading Lynx & Livestock; Implications for Rewilding – 22/10/15