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  • 15 Apr 2019
    Simon A. Black

    Choosing a Future For Nature and For Ourselves

    Simon Black, Author of, Species Conservation; Lessons from Islands, explains how our challenge is to understand how we can co-exist with nature by addressing two drivers of change. First, we need the positive efforts of the few people who have necessary technical skills to transform wild ecosystems. Second, we need to divert the negative impact of the millions of us human consumers (who create the problem in the first place) and reverse our psychological separation from the natural world.

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  • 31 Jan 2019
    Nathalie Pettorelli

    Rewilding: a captivating, controversial, 21st century concept to address ecological degradation in a changing world

    As you’ll hopefully discover, rewilding pushes the boundaries of our comfort zone by forcing us to recognize the dynamic nature of biological systems, and factor in change instead of fearing it. Ultimately, the rise of the rewilding concept is a sign that new approaches are urgently needed to conserve biodiversity and maintain ecosystem services under increasingly unpredictable global conditions, as traditional approaches on their own are demonstrably unfit for the challenges ahead.

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  • 26 Sep 2018
    Jamie Copsey

    Species Conservation: Lessons from Islands

    Until recently one of the most intensively managed bird species in the world, having been reduced to around 12 individuals in the 1990s. In 2007 it was the only species globally to be down-listed from Critically Endangered to Endangered; an excellent illustration as to how work on islands is providing positive conservation success stories and lessons for parrot recovery projects internationally.

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