Rewilding: The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery (Hot Science) (Paperback)

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Nature conservation in the 21st century has taken a radical new turn. Instead of conserving particular species in nature reserves as 'museum pieces', frozen in time, the thinking now is that we should allow landscape-sized areas to 'rewild' according to their own self-determined processes. By fencing off large areas and introducing large herbivores, along with apex predators such as wolves, dynamic new habitats are already being created.

These 'self-willed' areas will develop in ways that cannot always be predicted, and they may not conform to our traditional ideas of wildlife habitats, but they will form a robust and rich ecology which will be strong enough to withstand future climate changes and species shifts.

In this highly topical book, the first popular account of rewilding, practising ecologists Paul Jepson and Cain Blythe explore the ongoing scientific discoveries that are emerging from this fascinating field.

About the Author


Paul Jepson was until recently a director of Oxford University's MSc course in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, and is a regular contributor to TV and radio. Cain Blythe specialises in habitat restoration, nature recovery and the use of technology in conservation.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781785786273
ISBN-10: 178578627X
Publisher: Icon Books
Publication Date: September 15th, 2020
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Hot Science