Rewilding Britain debate

wildWhen: 15th April – Doors open at 5.30pm.  Event starts at 6pm. Finish 8pm

Where: Conference Auditorium, University of Leeds, Clarendon Way, Leeds

What: Please join us for an evening of debate on the role of rewilding, with discussion ranging from tree planting in Scotland to the re-introduction of ‘lost’ species like the lynx and wolf.

Rewilding is the conservation process seeking the return of a habitat to its natural state. But what are its ethical, environmental, political and economic dimensions?

Join acclaimed writer, George Monbiot, and the inspiring conservationist Alan Featherstone, Executive Director of Trees for Life for this topical event seeking to explore the social, ecological and developmental benefits of rewilding, including the return of ‘keystone species’ to degraded habitats in the UK and across the globe.

The meeting will be chaired by Dr Steve Carver, Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, University of Leeds and Director of the Wildland Research Institute (WRi).

Doors open at 5.30pm.  Event starts at 6pm .

Organised by the School of Geography, Wildland Research Institute and water@leeds, this event is free and open to all. Please note that there is a limit of four tickets per booking: if you would like more tickets, please contact the organiser (

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