Do we really want to bring back the wolf?

2 March 2024 9:00 am

The apex predator is making a startling resurgence in Europe – many say to the enrichment of the landscape. But it’ll take a lot to convince the British of that

Life is a far richer, more complicated affair than we imagined

20 January 2024 9:00 am

Exploring the new biology, Philip Hall explains how genes do not in fact determine our fate, and how cells can be reprogrammed to perform all kinds of new tasks

Would we welcome bears in Britain again?

19 August 2023 9:00 am

With rewilding projects multiplying worldwide, brown, black and grizzly bears are making a bold comeback. But how much bear can we bear?

Scotland’s deer are proving deeply divisive

3 September 2022 9:00 am

On the face of it, a book about a woman stalking one red deer might not sound that exciting. Just…

Why farming needs Ben Wallace

23 July 2022 9:00 am

My phone buzzed and rang while I was doing the horses until I thought, fine, I’ll call the Defence Secretary…

Rewilding will kill Waitrose

25 June 2022 9:00 am

‘Do you care about the woodland? Do you care about the wildlife?’ shouted the bearded Woodland Trust volunteer from his…

Boris has to choose between rewilding and food security

11 June 2022 9:52 pm

Does Boris Johnson have the faintest idea what he and his government are trying to achieve anymore? I ask because…

The politics of trees

5 March 2022 9:00 am

Trees glorious trees. People can’t get enough of them. They don’t want to take care of trees, they just want…

The problem with rewilding

6 January 2022 10:30 pm

The government has gone wild. Under new plans, just announced by Environment Secretary George Eustice, farmers and landowners in England could…

Some jolly TV artifice and a rare moment of authenticity: C4’s Miriam and Alan – Lost in Scotland reviewed

20 November 2021 9:00 am

Thanks to Covid, the days are gone — or at least suspended — when a TV travel programme meant a…

Beavers, not concrete barriers, can save Britain from floods

9 October 2021 9:00 am

As the start date of COP26 draws closer, and just when we are assailed by daily proof of climate chaos,…

Bright and beautiful: Double Blind, by Edward St Aubyn, reviewed

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Edward St Aubyn’s ‘Patrick Melrose’ novels were loosely autobiographical renderings of the author’s harrowing, rarefied, drug-sozzled existence. Despite their subject…

Carrie Symonds and the cult of rewilding

6 February 2021 6:01 pm

Carrie Symonds is to join the Aspinall Foundation as its new head of communications, in a move very much on-brand…

Dining, swimming, therapy: why is everyone obsessed with going ‘wild’?

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

Our worship of the ‘wild’ has gone too far

Gamekeepers burn heather to encourage new growth for red grouse to feed on (Getty)

Grouse moors have destroyed Britain’s natural heritage – so we must rewild them

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Britain’s hunting estates were once beautiful. Walking through the New Forest, we can all appreciate how the purchase of land…

If you looked only at our farm, and avoided reading the news, you might find it absurd to hear there are only 7,000 cheetah in the world

How I rewilded the African bush

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Laikipia   My two Jersey bulls Halcyon and Hosanna were grazing happily on the lawn in front of the house…