Rewilding in Britain
  • Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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Rewilding is the conservation process seeking the return of a habitat to its natural state. But what are its ethical and global dimensions?

Join acclaimed writer, George Monbiot and the inspiring conservationist Alan Watson Featherstone, Executive Director of Trees for Life, for this topical event seeking to explore the social, ecological and developmental benefits of rewilding, including the return of “keystone species” to degraded habitats across the globe.

Doors open 5.30pm with a 6pm start. Reception at 8pm.

This event has reached full capacity but we are able to live stream into an adjoining lecture theatre. Booking is essential - please book your place via the above link.

Biographies

George Monbiot

George is the author of the bestselling books The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order and Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain, as well as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed and No Man's Land. His latest book is Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding (being published in paperback as Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life). See www.theguardian.com/profile/georgemonbiot and www.monbiot.com for more information.

Alan Watson Featherstone
Alan is the Founder and Executive Director of Trees for Life, an award-winning conservation charity that has been working to restore the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland since 1989, with overall responsibility for the charity and its strategic direction. His work includes a special focus on media and public relations, major donor fundraising and biodiversity research at Dundreggan Conservation Estate. See www.treesforlife.org.uk and www.alansblog.org.uk for more information.

News release: Lecture encourages people to learn more about rewilding (4 January 2016)


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