Reflections - Pelagic Publishing

Reflections

What Wildlife Needs and How to Provide it

  • Provides a clear-eyed overview of nature conservation in Britain.
  • Offers many reasons for hope, alongside practical advice for the reader.
  • Highly entertaining read with a personal touch.
    £14.99

    Tags:
    • Coming Soon
    • conservation
    • ecology
    • farmland
    • habitat management
    • natural history
    • wildlife

    Description

    In this informed, incisive and passionate commentary on the state of nature and conservation, Mark Avery reflects on our relationship with the wildlife around us. From the cats that pass through his garden to the chronic decline of farmland wildlife, from the Pasqueflowers he visits every spring to the proportion of national income devoted to saving nature – everything is connected, and everything is considered.

    This book analyses what is wrong with certain ways we do wildlife conservation but explores some of its many successes too. How can we do better to restore wildlife to everybody’s lives? We know how to conserve species and habitats – it’s time to roll out conservation measures on a much bigger scale. This is a societal choice in which every nature lover can play their part. Reflections sets out what is needed, and what part the state, environmental charities and we as individuals can play in making that happen.

    This highly personal work from a life embedded in and dedicated to nature does not shy away from the harsh realities we face, but its message, ultimately, is one of hope.

    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Some explanations
    1 Glimpses of wildlife
    2 The state of wildlife in the UK
    3 What is wildlife conservation?
    4 Wildlife conservation successes
    5 Why are we failing so badly?
    6 What wildlife needs (and how to provide it)
    Recapitulation
    Notes, references and further reading
    Acknowledgements
    Index

    About the Author

    Dr Mark Avery is a senior UK conservationist with nearly four decades' experience of giving wildlife a better future. The author of numerous previous books, including Inglorious: Conflict in the Uplands (2015), Mark worked for the RSPB for 25 years before going freelance in 2011. He lives in rural Northamptonshire.

    Bibliographic Information

    • 248 pages
    • BISAC NAT011000, SCI020000, NAT000000
    • BIC RNKH, PSAF, WN, WNC