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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ECOS Author: Alistair Crowle

An ecologist specialising in the English uplands. Over the last 24 years he has worked for JNCC, RSPB, English Nature and Natural England.

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Book Review: Untangling the Knot

UNTANGLING THE KNOT, BELUGAS & BEARS: My natural World on Film Mike Potts Whittles Publishing, [...]

ECOS 40(2): Nature conservation’s future – back to basics?

Protecting priority sites and species should remain our key concern. In the digital age we [...]

ECOS 39(5): Book review: CURLEW MOON

CURLEW MOON Mary Colwell William Collins2018272 pagesHardback £16.99ISBN: 978-0-0081-4105-6 Review by Alistair Crowle Appreciating the plight [...]

ECOS 38 (3): Brexit politics – what place wildlife and nature?

How can we move beyond a salvage operation for nature conservation as the Brexit arrangements [...]

ECOS 37 (1) Spring 2016. Nature conservation in Britain – turning the tide? Alistair Crowle

Abstract: This article follows up recent debate in ECOS over revitalising conservation. It argues that [...]

ECOS 36 (1) Spring 2015. The expensive education of Britain’s nature conservation community. Alistair Crowle

Abstract: There seems little unified thinking amongst UK wildlife groups, resulting in a lack of [...]