Welcome to the ECOS Archive - a compendium of 40 years of commentary and challenging writing on nature conservation in Britain.
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Martin Spray has been a longstanding editor of and advisor to ECOS. He is a retired botanist and an unretired sceptic.
Plants, in nature conservation and beyond, are commonly treated as third-division players. They are “not [...]
ENDANGERED SPECIES Artists on the front line of biodiversity Barbara Matilsky Whatcom Museum, Washington, USA [...]
THE LOST WORDS A Spell book Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris London: Penguin, Hamish Hamilton [...]
Even amongst different categories of conservationists there are shades and scales of opinion – it’s [...]
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few”.1 [...]
The sample of meanings of Nature in this article shows something of the diversity of [...]
Download issue as PDF: ECOS 30 3-4 Full issue Editorial: A house without foundations. Martin [...]
Abstract: Are humans part of Nature?… A walk in the forest; a threat to the [...]
Abstract: Exploring, understanding, and enthusing about nature require both art and science. Download article as [...]
Abstract: Voices raised during the public alarm over the proposed forest sell offs raise deeper [...]