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Rewilding European Landscapes

A European approach to rewilding is still lacking published material
Chapters written by both researchers and conservation practitioners to interest a wide audience
Scientific and practical analysis of rewilding for a holistic approach of the topic
Contributing authors are renown experts in their fields

By: Henrique M Pereira (Editor), Laetitia M Navarro (Editor)

227 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Apr 2015 | #219682 | ISBN-13: 9783319120386
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About this book

Some European lands have been progressively alleviated of human pressures, particularly traditional agriculture in remote areas. Rewilding European Landscapes proposes that this land abandonment can be seen as an opportunity to restore natural ecosystems via rewilding. We define rewilding as the passive management of ecological successions having in mind the long-term goal of restoring natural ecosystem processes. Rewilding European Landscapes aims at introducing the concept of rewilding to scientists, students and practitioners.

The first part presents the theory of rewilding in the European context. The second part of Rewilding European Landscapes directly addresses the link between rewilding, biodiversity, and habitats. The third and last part is dedicated to practical aspects of the implementation of rewilding as a land management option. We believe that Rewilding European Landscapes will both set the basis for future research on rewilding and help practitioners think about how rewilding can take place in areas under their management.


Contents

Part I - The Theory of Rewilding
1. Rewilding Abandoned Landscapes in Europe
2. European Wilderness in a Time of Farmland Abandonment
3. Ecosystem Services: the Opportunities of Rewilding in Europe

Part II - Rewilding and Biodiversity
4. Bringing Large Mammals Back: Large Carnivores in Europe
5. Top Scavengers in a Wilder Europe
6. Rewilding: Pitfalls and Opportunities for Moths and Butterflies
7. Vegetation Restoration and Other Actions to Enhance Wildlife in European Agricultural Landscapes
8. Maintaining Disturbance-dependent Habitats

Part III - Rewillding in Practice
9. Rewilding Europe: A New Strategy for an Old Continent
10. Preparing a New Generation of Wilderness Entrepreneurs
11. Towards a European Policy for Rewilding

Index


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