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
Cain Blythe specialises in habitat restoration, nature recovery and the use of technology in conservation.
Table of Contents
1 New horizons 1
2 Megafauna pasts 11
3 Downgrading our planet 26
4 Rewilding's practical origins 47
5 Wild nature - cascades, spaces, networks and engineers 70
6 Earth system impacts 86
7 Rewilding politics and ethics 103
8 Scaling up rewilding 124
9 Rewilding - ten predictions for the future 147
Further reading 171