By Peter Taylor
After many years of working off-the-backfoot and conserving and preserving nature perceived as below possibility, conservationists have gotten proactive and inventive within the face of habitat loss, agricultural intensification and weather switch. past Conservation deals a innovative schedule for either dealing with current wildlands in Britain and for increasing and connecting such lands. vital to this approach is the central to 'rewild' or restoration and service broken habitat and ecosystems, advertise present biodiversity and reintroduce vanished plant and animal species, whereas operating to reconcile human wishes and livelihoods and the wishes of nature.
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Odd really, considering that Galileo, Kepler, Copernicus, Mendeleyev, Newton, Einstein and Tesla were all dreamers, gaining their breakthroughs by deep intuition; most of them were ostracized for it at some time by the narrower-minded scientific or political fraternity. In my mountain retreat, I began to relate to the underlying reality rather than to the surface form. The forest began to take on another light. Slowly we became conscious of what the forest had meant to the mythical ancestors of Snowdonia.
If we now wanted to restore the primeval ecology, we would need to genetically manipulate some safari-park elephants and rhinos, recreate the tarpan and aurochs from their descendents, and import a few Asiatic lions! What place now does the argument against alien species have when Snowdonia’s hills are covered in rhododendron and Sitka spruce, the streams colonized by Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam, large numbers of the planted oaks came from Poland and there have even been sightings of escaped panthers?
Come when Luna is full and dances on the coed eryri 19 surface of her pools. Slip softly under, let the water embrace. Here there is no asking. Kiss the moss between her thighs. She loves you, you are welcome, always. Then listen. She tells you how long she has waited, knowing your wild heart. It is a bluebell spring. The foragers are late and the blue comes to full bloom. Beltaine brings a carpet of wonder, whites of anemone and woodsorrel, stitchwort and pignut, tiny stars of sanicle, woodruff and a foam of ramsons heavy with scent, and everywhere yellows of celandine, pimpernel, spearwort, buttercup and marigold, blue violets, pink herb robert and campion.
Beyond Conservation: A Wildland Strategy by Peter Taylor