Rewilding - Busting the Myths and Making it Happen


Alastair Driver is cited in “Who’s Who” for influence and distinction in the field of environmental conservation. He is an expert country naturalist and ecologist with 40 years’ professional experience and many hundreds of conservation projects under his belt. He became the first Conservation Officer for the Thames catchment from 1984-02 and was National Head of Conservation for the Environment Agency from 2002-16. Since Jan 2017 he has been the Director of Rewilding Britain with a focus on influencing government policy and establishing rewilding projects in England and Wales. He is also a Specialist Advisor for Arup and holds several pro bono roles, including Honorary Professor at Univ of Exeter, Trustee of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and specialist advisor for several organisations including the National Trust and the Scientific Exploration Society.


Is rewilding all about wolves and bears and abandoning the land? Or can we rewild our landscapes for the benefit of people as well as wildlife? Prof Driver has been heavily involved in this topical and contentious subject since it hit the headlines some 5 years ago and is the Director of Rewilding Britain. In this presentation he busts a few myths about rewilding, provides an update on the latest rewilding initiatives in Britain and explains the pros and cons of reintroducing various species. He also illustrates, using images of pioneering projects which he has been involved with, how working with nature rather than against it, can actually benefit the economy and society as a whole. The presentation concludes with a look forward to the potential role of rewilding in future land management policy.

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Suitable for all

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