New rewilding book by Ecosulis authors launched today

Posted by Daniel Allen on 4/06/2020

 

As the first multi-disciplinary account of rewilding science, the groundbreaking publication is intended to advance the theory and practice of rewilding and underlines Ecosulis's commitment to nature recovery. 

 

 

Ecosulis is thrilled to announce that a new book on the science of rewilding - authored by Ecosulis Managing Director Cain Blythe and Nature Recovery Lead Dr. Paul Jepson - has launched today. Titled "Rewilding: The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery", it underlines our commitment to promote and advance rewilding and nature recovery.

 

Part of the popular Hot Science series, which focuses on cutting edge science and technology, the book is available for purchase in e-book and paperback format on Amazon.

 

As the first publication to offer a multi-disciplinary account of rewilding science - including ecology, ethics and policy - the new book provides an accessible and affordable introduction to the multidisciplinary science of rewilding. It is aimed at grassroots conservation professionals, undergraduates and laypeople with an interest in science and nature recovery.

 

"The book has quite a strong focus on the co-evolution of herbivores and vegetation," explains Blythe. "This is partly a reflection of our interest, but is also intended to help extend public rewilding discourse beyond predators. We have also attempted to give a sense of the of the ethics, politics and policy challenges associated with rewilding."

 

Jepson and Blythe finish the book with ten predictions for rewilding. These encompass everything from the mainstreaming of rewilding and the ongoing return of mega-herbivore guilds to the development of rewilding action networks and a continued transition from passive rewilding towards rewilding by design.

 

"Rewilding science and practice is still new and only just beginning the uncertain journey towards ecological recovery," says Jepson. "As the popular saying goes, 'Prediction is difficult, especially about the future'. But we hope that our prognosticating, and the entire contents of the book, will stimulate discussion and action and thereby drive rewilding forwards."