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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 33.7 June 2022

Can wildwoods help us avert climate disaster?

By - Ellie Crane

Wildwoods is a term that was originally coined by Oliver Rackham to describe the natural forested landscape of Britain after the last glacial maximum approximately 11,000 years ago. Here, in the eighth article in the Wilding for Conservation series, Ellie Crane explores the role that new wildwoods could play in the UK’s efforts to tackle climate change.

The protection, expansion and sustainable management of woodland is widely under­stood to be a critical part of reducing global net carbon emissions to zero, as well as reversing the biodiversity crisis (e.g. COP26 2021). The term ‘woodland’ can describe a wide range of tree-domi­nated habitats, even within a UK context (see box on p. 491).

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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