Why rewilding success stories make us hopeful for the future
Dr Andrea Perino tells us about the benefits of rewilding, whether it's acres of forest or just a tiny patch in your back garden.
There are few places left on Earth that have been untouched by humans, and biodiversity is being lost at an unprecedented rate.
Luckily, there are ambitious rewilding programmes around the world that aim to fix this by returning land to nature.
In this week's episode of the Science Focus Podcast, we speak to Dr Andrea Perino, a scientist from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research and an expert on rewilding. She tells us about the benefits of rewilding, whether it's acres of forest or just a tiny patch in your back garden.
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Listen to more episodes of the Science Focus Podcast:
- Mark Lynas: Could leaving nature to its own devices be the key to meeting the UK’s climate goals?
- Merlin Sheldrake: How have fungi shaped the world?
- Samantha Alger: What can we do to save the bees?
- Ross Barnett: Why should we be interested in prehistoric animals that aren’t dinosaurs?
- Sir David Attenborough: How can we save our planet?
- Brad Lister: Are we facing an insect apocalypse?
Jason is the commissioning editor for BBC Science Focus. He holds an MSc in physics and was named Section Editor of the Year by the British Society of Magazine Editors in 2019. He has been reporting on science and technology for more than a decade. During this time, he's walked the tunnels of the Large Hadron Collider, watched Stephen Hawking deliver his Reith Lecture on Black Holes and reported on everything from simulation universes to dancing cockatoos. He looks after the magazine’s and website’s news sections and makes regular appearances on the Instant Genius Podcast.