Tag: rewildling

Reintroduction and Rewilding Summit April 2021

Subtitled ‘A Focus on Wildlife Restoration and a Vision for the Future’, the teams at Birds of Poole Harbour (BoPH – Paul Morton, Liv Cooper, and Brittany Maxted) and The Self-Isolating Bird Club (SIBC – Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin) are hosting an online ‘Summit’ in April looking at the incredible work going on to reintroduce, restore, rewild, and relocate wildlife and their habitats to the UK (and beyond). From Ospreys to White Storks and Vultures to Beavers there is a huge effort taking place to bring back populations of species that have been driven out by persecution, hunting, and habitat loss in the past. There is a great deal to celebrate, and in a period that has (to put it mildly) been just a little wearisome, BoPH and the SIBC feel that doing a little ‘shouting from the rooftops’ to discuss the huge characters and the visionary projects taking place across the nation is exactly what we all need! A sentiment we here at The WoW Project heartily endorse…

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Book Review : Derek Gow | Bringing back the Beaver

“‘Bringing back the Beaver’ is, of course, more than just a love letter to the beaver. It’s also a history book. It details the greedy, selfish, stupid eradication of a species that is still remembered in names of villages and towns all over England. It’s part-travelogue, too, with raucous accounts of vodka-fuelled evenings that make you wonder why some of the people featured in this book aren’t on the endangered list themselves. It’ll even give you explicit details about how to achieve the apparently near-impossible task of sexing beavers, and what it feels like to have a beaver’s chisel-like incisors slice through your chest….It’ll undoubtedly fill you with rage that officials are still screwing up our wildlife with ludicrously ill-informed decisions …but above all else it is wonderfully, marvellously inspiring.” From book review of ‘Bringing back the Beaver’

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