Everyone involved in National Parks should read Rewinding by Benedict MacDonald

Everyone involved in developing National Parks should read Rewinding by Benedict MacDonald

Why the contribution is important

Benedict's book covers what the UK used to look like (evidence suggests a mosaic landscape of grassland, wooded areas and scrub) and the animals and wildlife that thrived there. His focus is on birds but he covers other wildlife too. It's fascinating. He talks of how increasing the variety and quantity of habitats and and connecting these through wildlife corridors can increase the resilience of our bird populations, many of whom are incredibly close to dying out. He also has a lot to say about the management of National Parks, I personally know nothing about how National Parks are run, but everything else he writes makes sense to me, so I suggest he probably has something important to say here too. It is a practical and inspiring book.

by HeatherC on May 20, 2022 at 04:40PM

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  • Posted by glasach June 05, 2022 at 17:17

    Biodiversity is important, along with a selection of habitats, but this must be achieved by people who actually know what they are doing. Too often we see tree planting according to idea that any trees are good, anywhere, which is far from the case. And promoting one species often means endangering another one.
  • Posted by croftercowrie June 06, 2022 at 00:00

    Agree with glasach.
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