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Rewilding Britain - Can wolves return?
Planting for wildlife -
Why do Britain's municipalities insist on planting exotics:
Also see the book
Bringing nature home: how native plants sustain wildlife in our gardens [American]
by Douglas Tallamy 2nd edition, Timber Press, 2009
Native plants usually sustain much larger insect populations than exotics; in turn the insects support birds and other animals.
Questions for a resilient future (many articles):
see especially "Does Hunting Make Us Human?"
and reader response "Reconciling the land ethic and the killing of wildlife"
Recurrent references to "The Land Ethic" refer to Aldo Leopold's essay by that name in his book "A Sand County Almanac" (Oxford University Press, 1964 and later editions)
See also "Rewilding our lives":
The recovery of wolves in Poland:
The Indian village learning to live in harmony with snow leopards:
Monbiot on UK sea floor conservation:
Oceans in the balance: as the sharks go, so do we:
Airlifting African rhinos to a refuge in Australia:
Humanity is driving an unprecedented marine extinction:
Beavers return to Britain:
Beavers were once a major factor on the Canadian Prairies and were respected for their role in maintaining the capacity of the land to support life.
British toads are in trouble:
Drastic decline in wild animals underway:
over the period 1970-2020.
Primate extinction crisis:
Predators and the public trust doctrine:
The fundamental principle of the public trust and our starting premise is that just, democratic governments must preserve environmental components as assets held in trust for current and future generations. The governments of at least 22 countries accept some legal responsibilities for environmental conservation as some form of trust to benefit their citizens...
......surely no one actually believes that governments under predator capitalism actually pay any attention to public trust? It´s a sham...some governments are outright anti Earth, some just try to deceive us with pretty language and principled statements and laws...which are never followed up...look at Canada what with our beautiful charter of rights...not a word of it is followed up...it´s all a sham...and we better ought to follow though on this thread of defending nature to talk about how...given this sham!
Fewer Monarch butterflies reach Mexico:
Woolly mammoth resurrection in sight, scientists claim:
For why this might be a good thing, see