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Comment: Rewilding: a landscape-history perspective

By - Tom Williamson

In the seventh article in the Wilding for Conservation series, Tom Williamson, provides a landscape historian's perspective on rewilding, discussing its practical and philosophical limitations, and the role it can play in future conservation strategies alongside other managment approaches.

‘Rewilding’ is a slippery word. Often used to describe the minimisation or removal of human interventions from extensive tracts of land, it can also refer to the reduction of management within more limited areas. Occasion­ally, it is employed simply as a kind of fashionable synonym for ‘conservation’. However it is used, rewilding embodies a fundamental shift in attitudes.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist