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British Wildlife 34.6 May 2023

The New Forest: shaped by the past and a model for the future

In the 13th article in our Wilding for Conservation series, Jonathan Spencer explores the lessons that the ancient and diverse landscape of the New Forest can offer to new rewilding projects.   

The New Forest, in Hampshire, is an extraor­dinary place. Some 23,000ha of largely natural vegetation, located on lowland, nutrient-poor soils in the south of England, it has a maritime climate ameliorated in winter by the warmth of the Solent.

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