Monthly Archives: September 2013

WRi interviewed on BBC

Steve Carver made an appearance on BBC Breakfast TV today. He was being interviewed as a follow up to the publishing of the Wildlife Comeback report and questioned as to its implications for the wildlife conservation in the UK.

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Wildlife Comeback report published

A long awaited report on the improved fortunes of selected mammals and birds across Europe has finally been published. The report “Wildlife Comeback in Europe: the recovery of selected mammal and bird species” written by the Zoological Society of London, BirdLife International and European Bird Census Council and commissioned by Rewilding Europe shows how some […]

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EU Wilderness Guidelines published

The  Guidelines on Wilderness within the EU’s Natura2000 have been published on the Natura2000 web pages: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/natura2000/wilderness/pdf/WildernessGuidelines.pdf The report by Alterra (Wageningen University) and PAN Parks arises from recommendations from the EP Resolution on Wilderness (Feb 2009) and cites WRi report Fisher et al. (2010) extensively as its evidence.

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National parks in England and Wales should not be protected as “wildernesses”

Nick Boles, the UK government planning minister has spoken in a debate in parliament on planning rules and suggested we should not be protected national parks as “wildernesses”. If only they were! National parks in England and Wales (as well as those in Scotland) are classified as Category V under IUCN’s  classification of protected areas, […]

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