Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ireland’s Big Rewilding Project First of its Kind in Western Europe

WRi member Mark Fisher is quoted in this article from the 16th October in the Earth Island Journal, a quarterly magazine of the non-profit Earth Island Institute based in Berkeley,  California. The article, written by Dublin-based journalist Lenny Antonelli, is about the designation of an Irish wilderness earlier this year in Co Mayo, on 27,000 […]

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Why are Britain’s conservation groups so lacking in ambition?

This was the headline for a recent article from 18th October in the Guardian by George Monbiot, in his continuing analysis of the fault lines in British nature conservation that he first revealed in his book Feral published in May this year. After a brief review of the history of extinction of key species in Britain, […]

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WRi successful in proposing a Resolution for a Wilderness Convention for Europe at WILD 10

In the week before the World Wilderness Congress in Spain, WRi teamed up with PAN Parks to devise a resolution for a Wilderness Convention for Europe, and then submit it to Congress. The Resolution has now been in included in the Congress list, and is now open for public comment. WRi along with PAN Parks […]

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Wild Nephin

Conference presentations for Wilderness in a Modified European Landscape now available. The conference was held in Westport, County Mayo, on 14th May – 16th May 2013 during Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.  The aim was to bring together current and possible future approaches to rewilding modified landscapes, particularly on former plantation forest […]

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Wild Ennerdale Meeting

WRi attended the  Wild Ennerdale 10th Anniversary meeting 25-27 June 2013, famously walking in to the Ennerdale Valley from Seathwaite, spending the night next to Innominate Tarn near Haystacks: See our Flickr pages for photos and video.

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WILD10… WRi plays a key role.

The Wildland Research Institute played a key role in WILD10, the 10th World Wilderness Congress (WWC), which was held in Salamanca, Spain, between 4-10 October.  Entitled  “Make the World a Wilder Place”,  WRi gave two plenary talks, launched a new, draft Vision for a wilder Europe, wrote/contributed to 5 congress resolutions, moderated 6 sessions, delivered upwards of 10 papers… […]

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