Bringing Back the Beaver

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Since the early 1990s – in the face of outright opposition from government, landowning elites and even some conservation professionals – Derek Gow has imported, quarantined and assisted the reestablishment of beavers in waterways across England and Scotland. ‘Bringing Back the Beaver’ is farmer-turned-ecologist Gow’s inspirational and often riotously funny firsthand account of how the movement to rewild the British landscape with beavers has become the single most dramatic and subversive nature conservation act of the modern era.

ISBN: 9781603589963 Author: Derek, Gow Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Publication Date: 30th September 2020 Imprint: Chelsea Green Publishing Cover: Hardback Dewey: 599.370941 (edition:23) Pages: 208 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , , ,

“Derek Gow might be the most colorful character in all of Beaverdom.”-Ben Goldfarb, author of Eager

Read the 2021 Profile of Derek on NewYorker.com: “An Ark for Vanished Wildlife”

Bringing Back the Beaver is farmer-turned-ecologist Derek Gow’s inspirational and often riotously funny firsthand account of how the movement to rewild the British landscape with beavers has become the single most dramatic and subversive nature conservation act of the modern era. Since the early 1990s-in the face of outright opposition from government, landowning elites, and even some conservation professionals-Gow has imported, quarantined, and assisted the reestablishment of beavers in waterways across England and Scotland.

In addition to detailing the ups and downs of rewilding beavers, Bringing Back the Beaver makes a passionate case as to why the return of one of nature’s great problem solvers will be critical as part of a sustainable fix for flooding and future drought, whilst ensuring the creation of essential lifescapes that enable the broadest possible spectrum of Britain’s wildlife to thrive.

Bringing Back the Beaver is a hilarious, eccentric and magnificent account of a struggle . . . to reintroduce a species crucial to the health of our ecosystems.”-George Monbiot

“A treasure.”-Booklist

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