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Rewilding in a Changing Europe

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Bangor University

Reichel Hall

Ffriddoedd Site

Bangor

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The aim of the day is to set an agenda for research activity to evaluate the opportunities and threats that rewilding poses and how this is reflected in land-use changes across Europe. We are particularly interested in how rewilding intersects with questions of sustainable land-use transition, food security, rural development and community resilience.

We will take an inter-disciplinary approach to rewilding addressing:

  • Landscape ecology and wildlife conservation - priorities, processes and impacts.
  • Human dimensions - economic and socio-cultural and political priorities, processes and impacts.

Confirmed speakers include Professors Dolly Jørgensen, Ian Rotherham, Jens-Christian Svenning and Martin Drenthen; along with Rebecca Wrigley from Rewilding Britain.

Lunch provided please note any special dietary requirements

Accommodation available https://www.bangor.ac.uk/management_centre/

Rewilding involves the restoration or reorganization of a landscape’s biota and ecosystem processes to improve the health, functionality and resilience of a social-ecological system. Rather than focusing on the preservation of existing sites, rewilding advocates aim to create new spaces that allow nature to take its own course in an open-ended process. It is relevant to upland, lowland, coastal and marine environments. Rewilding would radically reconfigure rural landscapes and economies, and broader human-environment relations, but it is politically contested in complex ways.

Rewilding has gained public attention due to accelerating declines in ecosystem health, which have added to the impetus for better approaches to conservation management. It is also connected to difficult questions around the level public good provided by rural land management funded under CAP and the viability of farming in marginal areas across Europe. More broadly, rising tensions over border-control, national identity and security could challenge transnational working to support the ambitions of rewilding advocates for a pan-European vision. Careful and sustained research will be critical to harnessing the excitement over rewilding to serve productive ends and mitigate against the potential harms it could also create.

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