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Today the rewilding and restoration space is characterised by an ever-growing number of inspirational stories, from Ecosulis's own projects through to the efforts of businesses, NGOs, academics, politicians and ordinary citizens across the globe. Here we present a selection of the latest and greatest.

Recovering Nature Series: a focus on trophic species

Nature in the United Kingdom is in decline. Populations of priority species have decreased by more than 60% since the 1970s, and there is no evidence of a reversal in this trend. UK landscapes are under more pressure than ever to deliver housing, infrastructure and food. Several species, including once common animals such as the European hedgehog, are in danger of disappearing forever. We need to ensure that policy and conservation methods protect the best of the biodiversity that we have left within the UK. But we also need to restore the habitats, species and biodiversity that we have lost in recent years. Climate change is the next big threat to our species and habitats, and we are currently in a poor position to mitigate its impact.

Evaluating biodiversity – how does the Defra Metric measure up?

Defra are looking to release an upgraded biodiversity impact calculator - the Defra Biodiversity Metric - to assist with the quantitative assessment of net gain and no net loss. Yet its failure to assess biodiversity means Ecosulis remains one step ahead. Sara King, Our Biodiversity Assessment Specialist, provides a summary in this article.

Rewilding, people and agriculture

Vance Russell, Biodiversity Lead at Ecosulis, talks about the growing (and heartening) crossover between communities, farming and wild nature.

The road to recovery

In rewilding and restoration we are now seeing the emergence of an exciting new
environmental narrative. A "Recoverable Earth" narrative, characterised by
compelling tales of the return of iconic species such as the the beaver, bison,
jaguar and white-tailed eagle, the recovery of ecological abundance, and
innovative ways of working with restored forces of nature to solve today's
environmental, economic and social challenges. This is a story of what can be
achieved, rather than what needs to be done.

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