Presentations

Below are the presentations and webinars that we’ve delivered to date.


The Natural Capital Laboratory – Rewilding plans and measuring progress with digital techniques and a “Natural Capital Accounting” approach – 24th February, 2021

This webinar was recorded on Wednesday 24th February, 2021, and is a presentation by Erin Gianferrara and Sally Hawkins about how the Natural Capital Laboratory in the Scottish Highlands is progressing its rewilding ambitions through social, ecological, and digital techniques. This presentation should appeal to anyone interested in measuring changes to biodiversity and the values of natural capital and ecosystem service flows that result from rewilding projects.

Erin is an Environmental Economist at AECOM with a background in natural capital accounting, nature-based solutions, and ecosystem service assessments. She is currently the technical lead for AECOM’s Natural Capital Laboratory, and is passionate about exploring the use of advanced technologies in rewilding and conservation.

Sally is a trustee of the Lifescape Project and a PhD student at the University of Cumbria where she is using interdisciplinary approaches to develop a social-ecological framework for rewilding. She is a member of the IUCN CEM Rewilding Task Force who recently developed a globally recognised definition and principles for rewilding.

A big thank you to Erin and Sally from the YRN!

The session starts at around 5 mins 10 seconds into the video and lasts for about 55 minutes, includes a question and answer session at the end.


Rewilding: where to start – 20th January, 2021

Here’s our guide to “Rewilding: where to start” that was presented on 20th January. Please use the arrows to step through it.

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Rewilding in an agricultural landscape – 15th December, 2020

This webinar was recorded on Monday 15th December and is a presentation by Toni Beardsall based on her recent MSc project, which focused on how English farmers and land owners view the social impacts of rewilding. Toni is particularly interested in exploring the ways in which rewilding can contribute to the wellbeing of individuals and communities, whilst reversing biodiversity decline. Her thesis was part of a collaborative project between Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge and Sussex Universities.

The session starts at around 2 mins 50 seconds into the video and lasts for about 50 minutes, includes a question and answer session at the end.


Biodiversity impacts of beaver and pine marten reintroductions – 20th October, 2020

This webinar was recorded on Tuesday 20th October and is a presentation by Sara King of Rewilding Britain about the biodiversity impacts of beaver and pine marten reintroductions. It was jointly organised with Wharfedale Naturalists’ Society.

The talk starts at around 2 mins 30 seconds and lasts for about an hour and includes a question and answer session at the end.