Yorkshire Dales National Park In this year’s programme we have a session dedicated to upland Britain. Taking three different perspectives, we will give a flavour of the wonder and the complexity surrounding these high profile (forgive the pun) landscapes. For some, the uplands of Britain represent a forbidding wildness. Away from the safety of the […]
An artist is searching for a space in the city centre to create a lasting eco art mural, featuring a giant green beetle. The tansy beetle is a creepy-crawlie jewel in the city of York’s crown. Until recently, this startlingly beautiful insect faced extinction in the UK and our flood-prone river banks were the only
Jeremy Mynott, one of the founders of New Networks for Nature, gives us his take on this year’s 10th anniversary meeting.
In praise of the 10th anniversary meeting
“A glorious, moving and beautiful thing” is how Helen Macdonald describes New Networks for Nature. She spoke at the maiden event in 2009, a year before my own first experience of this consistently inspiring, uplifting, occasionally challenging but always entertaining autumnal gathering. Writing in A Nightingale Sang, the New Networks for Nature magazine for 2018
Over the past 50 years in Britain, we’ve lost well over half of our biodiversity. But that statement – whilst true – fails to capture the full reality of the carnage that’s been wrought. To put it more clearly, through the intensification of agriculture in particular, we have wilfully destroyed well over half of the
New Networks for Nature has always been politically independent, but our programmes have had an increasingly sharp political edge to them as the threats to the natural world have become ever clearer and this is explicitly highlighted in some of the sessions scheduled for 2018. On Friday 16 November, for example, the day begins and
Lloyd Buck and Bran the Raven are appearing at New Networks for Nature 2018