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In Wilding, Isabella Tree tells the story of the 'Knepp experiment', a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals and regenerative agro-forestry systems to create new habitats for wildlife. A fascinating and hopeful account of the ecology of our countryside and the inspiring journey Isabella and her husband took to get there. A fine example of bolstering natural, social and economic capital.
The book describes an attempt to renew
the ecosystem, after decades of intensive
agriculture of some 1,400 hectares owned
by Tree’s husband Charlie Burrell at Knepp
in West Sussex. The project, which began
in 2001, is perhaps unique in England, and
the results have been spectacular
Discusses key issues, such as the role of apex predators (Lynx) in the animal kingdom, particularly the viability of a self-sustaining population of Lynx in Scotland, the complexity of the earth’s wild systems and how apex predators are an important part of this, and how occasionally predators may come into contact with humans but it is unlikely. Embellished with wildlife photography and an inspiring read for wildlife enthusiasts, whichever side of the fence you sit on.
A forest is more than trees, it is a web of
life. It is complex and includes many
thousands of different organisms all
performing an important role, from the
plants that make up the different layers
of the forest to the fungi that help to
recycle nutrients by decomposing dead
material. Animals feed on the plants and
each other to help ensure a natural
balance. Crucial to this natural balance
are the predators because they help to
ensure there are not too many other
animals eating the plants.
The successes and social, ecological and political complexities of nature recovery, all tied together in the case study of nature regeneration at Mar Lodge in Scotland.
Deftly weaving through the social and political complexities of nature conservation in Scotland the Regeneration of Mar Lodge is testimony to the miracles that can happen when disparate interests come together in common cause. Beautifully written, often funny, sometimes very moving, always fascinating in its historical and ecological detail, Andrew Painting has given us a gift of insight, wisdom and vaulting ambition for a wilder, richer future for the Highlands of Scotland. A hugely enjoyable and inspiring read' -- Isabella Tree, author of 'Wilding:
Regenerating a Native Forest is an incredibly inspiring, free 30-minute documentary about Hinewai Nature Reserve, on New Zealand’s Banks Peninsula, and its kaitiaki/manager of 30 years, botanist Hugh WilsonClick here to watch the video
An exploration of Regenerative Agriculture resources from composting to nematodes.Click here to learn more about Soil Food Web
The circular economy is based on three principles, driven by design that are needed in society and communities in a sustainable world: Eliminate waste and pollution / Circulate products and materials (at their highest value) / Regenerate nature.Click here to learn more
Enabling a Natural Capital Approach (ENCA) is an approach to valuing our natural capital i.e. our asset stocks (e.g. trees, flowers, water, biodiversity etc.) and the ecosystem services (e.g. timber, pollination etc.) and interactions that sit between them (as best as is possible) in a stronger manner. All of our other capitals (manufactured, economic, social etc.) sit on top of natural capital stocks and rely on natural capital. So the value of Natural Capital must be correctly placed (as well for nature’s sake itself - in terms of addressing the nature emergency). The Natural Capital approach accounts for nature in decision-making and can provide ecosystem services for people AND wildlife, as well as restore lost biodiversity in a way that is valued better.Learn more about ENCALearn more about Natural Capital Laboratory
A number of family-related and non-family related inspirational media pieces and links that are relevant to the Director who set the ethos for the company.
Diane Fossey -gorillafund
Jane Goodall -Janegoodall
David Attenborough -BBC
We partner with Compare Your Footprint carbon accounting services, as well as collaborate with ‘Auditel’ and ‘Net Zero’ carbon footprint consultants.”
Agricultural workers and farmers work on farms to produce crops, livestock and dairy products. Farmers are at risk of exposure to asbestos through soil, vermiculite and products related to farming equipment and machinery. Asbestos.com organisation provides free informational books, packets and a Patient Advocacy program that works 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.
While the work that farmers do today is different from the work performed during the height of asbestos use in the mid-20th century, asbestos exposure remains a risk to farm workers.
Much of the equipment and machinery used on farms is known to contain asbestos products. Older farm buildings — including farmhouses, barns, silos, pens and sheds — are highly likely to contain asbestos construction materials. Asbestos cement pipes were commonly used as field drains on farmlands. Repair and maintenance of equipment, machinery and farm structures could expose farmers to asbestos.
Farmers may also be exposed to asbestos in contaminated vermiculite products or contaminated soil in areas of naturally occurring asbestos. Animal husbandry, digging up asbestos-laden soil, crop planting and maintenance with asbestos- contaminated vermiculite are other sources of exposure. Newer sources of asbestos exposure on farms may come from machinery parts, including aftermarket brakes, brake linings, other vehicle friction materials and gaskets. Farming remains among the jobs that encounter asbestos frequently.
Epithelial mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly cancer that forms in the lining of the lungs or abdomen and is caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. The survival rate for malignant mesothelioma is often low, and the average life expectancy is around 12-21 months. A mesothelioma specialist may be able to improve a patient’s prognosis with a customised treatment plan using surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. It is encountered a lot in the world of property and infrastructure, and should be properly regulated. Epithelial mesothelioma , also known as epithelioid malignant mesothelioma, is the most common of the three types of mesothelioma cancer. Specifically, it is cancer that develops in epithelial cells that line the portion of the airway known as the bronchus and is the most treatable with prognosis of 1-2 years after delivery with treatment like radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
1. Countryfile - BBC
2. Cairngorms Connect - YouTube
3. EU Taxonomy - Europa
4. Soil Food Web - Soilfoodweb
5. USDA Soil Food Web - USDA
6. Guy Martin’s - the world’s fastest electric car - Channel4
7. Live Links from Farmers to Classrooms - Leaf.eco
8. Big Barn - farms directly to table - Bigbarn
9. The Circular Economy Diagram - ellenmacarthurfoundation
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