Rewilding: rare birds return when livestock grazing has stopped

A decade of no grazing has demonstrated positive effects on the richness of bird species.

Lisa Malm, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University • conversation
June 2, 2020 ~26 min

Tags: biodiversity birds agriculture nature interdisciplinarity farming sheep grazing in-depth insights-series rewilding

Stork chicks hatch in UK for first time in 600 years – why that's great news for British wildlife

Storks – those harbingers of new life – are breeding in Britain again.

Oliver Metcalf, PhD Researcher in Ornithology, Manchester Metropolitan University • conversation
May 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: birds ornithology bird-conservation rewilding wetlands species-reintroductions

Rewilding: lessons from the medieval Baltic crusades

The Baltic crusades had a long term impact on the local environment – 700 years later, the details of this are clear.

Rowena Banerjea, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Reading • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: environment biodiversity history archaeology interdisciplinarity rewilding medieval-history deep-time

How bison, moose and caribou stepped in to do the cleaning work of extinct mammoths

The historical record is full of surprises – and it could encourage conservationists to think more creatively.

Maarten van Hardenbroek van Ammerstol, Lecturer in Physical Geography, Newcastle University • conversation
April 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: mammals alaska bison megafauna woolly-mammoth megafaunal-extinction rewilding hippopotamus mass-extinctions de-extinction herbivores pleistocene biodiversity-loss quaternary-extinction-event

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