As founder of the wildlife-friendly Countryside Restoration Trust, Robin Page is convinced that Britain's wildlife can be saved and nurtured whilst continuing the production of high-quality food. He controversially addresses the concerns about re-wilding and climate change alongside solutions for bringing back wildlife, without diminishing the importance of these issues.
This is a book about farming and wildlife, as well as the people who live and work on the land. It is about a rural cultural minority ignored in Britain, a country that ironically boasts of 'inclusion' and 'diversity', but which excludes and ignores those who they see as representing Britain's rural past.
Robin Page is an English writer, farmer and countryman. He previously presented the BBC television show One Man and His Dog and served for twelve years as an elected member of the Council of the National Trust. In 1993, Robin assisted in founding the Countryside Restoration Trust, and today still stands as its Chairman. Robin is a member of the following professional associations and clubs: The British Trust for Ornithology, The Royal Geographical Society, The East African Wildlife Society, The Farmers' Club, The Country Land and Business Association, and The Society of Authors. He has written 33 books.
"By farming as it does at Lark Rise Farm, the Countryside Restoration Trust has already given us a farming blue-print for the future."
– Tony Juniper, Chair of Natural England
"Robin Page is one of Britain's leading writers on the environment. Often controversial, his beautiful prose is always a delight to read and his love of nature shines through his writing and stimulates us to think in fresh ways."
– Robin Hanbury-Tenison