Rewilding & restoration

Posted by Daniel Allen on 11/05/2020

 

As Ecosulis Nature Recovery Lead Dr. Paul Jepson explains, there's never been a better time to rewild your garden.  

 

Rewilders great and small

Wild nature is currently at a low ebb in Britain: once common birds and insects have suffered sharp declines because our landscapes are too intensively managed and treated with chemicals. Rewilding - as the hopeful and exciting science and practice of ecological recovery - can help nature bounce back and recover its vibrant abundance.

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Posted by Daniel Allen on 9/03/2020

 

At this year's PlantLife debate, a panel comprising Professor Dieter Helm (University of Oxford), Clare Pillman (Chief Executive Natural Resources Wales), Dr. Trevor Dines (PlantLife Botanical Specialist) and Ecosulis Nature Recovery Lead Dr. Paul Jepson discussed the question of whether rewilding works for plants. The following blog is based on Dr. Paul Jepson's response.

 

 

Posted by Daniel Allen on 12/02/2020

 

Co-authored by Ecosulis Nature Recovery Lead Dr. Paul Jepson, a new paper by Oxford University scientists suggests that the landscape-scale rewilding of the Arctic tundra is economically viable and could play a significant role in slowing global warming.     

 

 

Posted by Daniel Allen on 12/12/2019

 

Rewilding offers solutions to our current climate and nature emergencies. Today 15 leading European rewilding organisations are calling for a wilder Europe and the inclusion of rewilding in the European Green Deal and EU Biodiversity Strategy post-2020.

 

 

A call to collaborate

Posted by Daniel Allen on 8/10/2019

 

The recently released Glover Review calls for radical changes in the way England's underperforming national parks are managed. Those changes should be based on the comprehensive and cutting edge assessment of both biodiversity and people.    

 

Snowdonia National Park. Photo: Daniel Allen

 

Seizing the moment

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 27/09/2019

 

Sara King, the Ecosulis Biodiversity Assessment Specialist, recently attended the Scotland Big Picture Rewilding Conference. She was inspired by what she heard and saw.

 

The phrase "thinking like a mountain" was coined by American writer and philosopher Aldo Leopold - it encourages us to take a holistic view of entire ecosystems and their interconnectedness.

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Posted by Dr Paul Jepson on 12/09/2019

 

A new scientific paper reveals the huge value-generating potential of Brazilian protected areas. As the first high-profile application of the Natural Asset Framework, the analysis has worldwide implications.    

 

Protected Areas - both in Brazil and across the world - could generate far more value for both nature and people. Image: Daniel Allen

 

Framework first

Posted by Daniel Allen on 12/08/2019

 

The London-based team took the contest's £5000 prize with their proposal for an automated mink eradication device. Ecosulis will now collaborate with Citizen Zoo to develop their concept further.   

 

Scalable system

A proposal for an automated mink eradication device has helped Citizen Zoo win the inaugural Ecosulis Tech Contest. The first prize of £5000 was awarded to the team at the beginning of August.