Raucous Summer

Our Newsnight film about rewilding.

Posted by George Monbiot, 30th May 2013.

Here is the film Newsnight made about my work on rewilding. I make the case that rewilding could restore the ecology of Britain’s uplands, which have been reduced to little more than bowling greens with contours, I excoriate sheep and the British conservation ethos and argue in favour of the reintroduction of wolves. A sheep farmer is very rude about me, and the head of the local wildlife trust makes some extraordinary (and untrue) statements about the horrific threat posed by … trees. Which supports my contention that conservationists here often seem to be terrified of nature. All good fun in other words.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22706729

Much more on this in Feral: searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding, published today.

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