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: Gavin Saunders

Gavin Saunders wears many hats, co-leading Neroche Woodlanders in Somerset, working for an ecological consultancy in Dorset and coordinating a farmer training network on the Blackdown Hills. He is chair of BANC

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Crisis talks: old wisdom meets new energy

Two eye-witness accounts of November’s ECOS/UCL mini-conference To mark our 40th anniversary, ECOS joined forces [...]

ECOS 39(6): ‘A magnet for those who need it’ Woodland social enterprises and work with in-need groups

A new piece of research has shed light on the valuable work of a growing [...]

ECOS 39(6): Editorial: Nature and wellbeing

Editorial by Gavin Saunders Nature and wellbeing – time to take the medicine? Wild nature [...]

ECOS 39 (2): Safety in Numbers

People with a love of nature belong to many different tribes, distanced by culture, language [...]

ECOS 39 (1): Book Reviews: Nature’s Allies

NATURES ALLIES Eight Conservationists Who Changes Our World Larry A Nielson Island Press 2017 272 [...]

ECOS 38 (1): The role of BANC and ECOS: A space for views, or espousing a view?

As BANC and ECOS move more fully to a web format, discussion continues on the [...]


ECOS 38 (1): Book Review: Wild Kingdom by Stephen Moss

Wild Kingdom Bringing Back Britain’s Wildlife Stephen Moss Square Peg 2016 304 pages, ISBN 13: [...]

ECOS: 37 (3/4) – Family Ties

To be human is to be part of Nature. And yet to be human is [...]

ECOS 37 (3/4) Family ties. Human views of Nature – time to see goodness before wildness? Gavin Saunders

Abstract: To be human is to be part of Nature. And yet to be human [...]

ECOS 37 (2) The wildness delusion: in defense of shared-willed land. Gavin Saunders

Abstract: Many conservationists need shaking out of lazy assumptions. But we should beware replacing those [...]