Questions and discussion - morning sessions
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Final plenary discussion - Ways forward on rewilding – suggestions from participants
Rewilding Middle England
Prospects for creating wild nature in lowland England - 22nd November 2007
A joint meeting hosted by WN and LRWT, and supported by Severn Trent Water
Nearly 80 people gathered at Cropston to:
The event was opened and chaired by Professor Jules Pretty OBE
PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION
The wildlife Black Hole of middle England - problems and opportunities
Rewilding, new nature and natural processes – examples from central England
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Rewilding, new nature and natural processes in the lowlands – outlooks from the agencies
Relationship of SAPs and BAPs with wilding projects
It was suggested that the focus should be on habitats and that activity should not be too distracted by Species Action Plans.
Perhaps large projects can look beyond Biodiversity Action Plans and Species Action Plans, to the bigger picture, while recognising the formal context provided by BAPs and SAPs.
Climate change is a major driver for these and similar projects, which takes us beyond BAPs and SAPs.
Relationships with farmers and landowners
Agricultural Payment schemes
‘rewilding’ or just
case for funding
the factors that govern them
Condition assessment and conservation targets are the main factors which influence the management of SSSIs, and these can be out of line with some current thinking in conservation. Hence the particular condition assessments and targets for SSSIs can determine whether some stay ‘fixed in time’ while others have flexibility in their scope for management and natural processes.
herbivores and grazing policy
Statutory bodies – where’s
Rewilding data will
policy-free areas present an opportunity?
from the States
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Ways forward on rewilding – suggestions from participants
place for every settlement…
This approach will result in different costs for different areas, reflecting the land market and different opportunities which present themselves.
The use of ‘planning gain’ arrangements and land swaps may present an opportunity to create and build up wild land areas through planning and development.
government and NGOs
principles then promote them
Concluding point from Michael Jeeves
A view of the zones of activity and management in the Soar valley.
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