Call of the wild – native species back from the brink and where you might see them…

Woodland Matters

Thanks to James  Waller for our latest guest blog. James is a writer, Green Party volunteer and supporter of environmental causes. He has recently rediscovered his connection with nature after living London for three years…

“Believe it or not, up until fairly recently, in ecological time, Britain was home to a much vaster array of impressive wild creatures. Some of these included top predators such as wolves, lynx, bear and wolverines, as well as different types of eagles and other birds of prey, wild boar, elk, beaver, and a variety of small mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects.

However, since the Neolithic revolution and the introduction of agriculture, subsequent waves of human expansion have gradually eroded their once pristine natural habitats and/or caused conflict with people. Thus their numbers massively declined, in many cases into extinction.

On a more positive note, over the last twenty years a variety of national conservation projects have…

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