ECOS Feature Articles

Welcome to the ECOS Archive - a compendium of 40 years of commentary and challenging writing on nature conservation in Britain.

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Wildlife Charities: Political Meddling or Acting For Nature?

There was a great furore recently when the RSPB called the Prime Minister and other [...]

The People’s Plan for Nature – will it make a difference?

In what sounds like a throwback to Stalinist Russia we now have a People’s Plan [...]

Book review: Leaving Space for Nature

Leaving Space for Nature: The critical role of area-based conservation Nigel Dudley and Sue Stolton [...]

Betrayal of Nature

When Liz Truss became Prime Minister I had the temerity to offer her advice on [...]


ECOS 43 (3.1)- Introduction to an ECOS feature on nature and war in Ukraine

The following articles would not have been possible without the help of all those who [...]

ECOS 43 (1): Education and skills for a nature-positive future

“For biodiversity to be protected, it has to be valued. This starts with education.” From [...]

Nature at the Crossroads

Introduction Well, maybe more at Spaghetti Junction than at a crossroads. Even though nature is [...]

Ukraine – war-torn people and nature

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a humanitarian disaster but also a potential catastrophe for the [...]

ECOS 42 (4): The Right to Roam; the impending colonisation of nature?

The first difficulty is to see that the problem is difficult… where we thought everything [...]


Double Whammy For Nature

Dealing with major threats is one of the Government’s fundamental jobs. Whether it is social [...]