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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 Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 1/02/2019

Nature in the United Kingdom is in decline. Populations of priority species have decreased by more than 60% since the 1970s, and there is no evidence of a reversal in this trend. UK landscapes are under more pressure than ever to deliver housing, infrastructure and food. Several species, including once common animals such as the European hedgehog, are in danger of disappearing forever. We need to ensure that policy and conservation methods protect the best of the biodiversity that we have left within the UK.

Posted by Dr Paul Jepson on 18/11/2018

The UK government recently stated its ambition to "leave our environment in a better state than we inherited it", and to "not just protect and conserve, but enhance and restore habitats and landscapes". Adopting the slogan "Protect the best, recover the rest", unifies these ambitions. We not only need to protect the best regulations, policies and natural areas developed to date, but also forge ahead and engage new audiences in new conservation narratives suited to an era of accelerating change. 

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 20/07/2016

Scotland is one of the wildest places in the UK, with mountains, lochs and woodland extending out for miles. It is where the first beaver reintroduction trial sites were established in the UK; where pine martens roam and osprey soar through the skies. Experiencing these areas allows you to believe that Lynx, elk and wolves could be reintroduced to these areas more successfully than in southern England, for example.