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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Tag Archives: farming

ECOS 44 (2): A Journey Back to Farming’s Future

A Journey Back to Farming’s Future: Compassion in World Farming’s Extinction or Regeneration conference, May [...]


Sixty Harvests Left

Sixty Harvests Left: How to reach a nature-friendly future Philip Lymbery Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London, [...]


Divide: the relationship crisis between town and country Anna Jones Kyle Books, London, 2022, 288 [...]

ECOS 39(5): Book Review: WILDING

WILDING The return of nature to a British farm Isabella Tree Picador2018238 pagesHardback £20ISBN: 978-1-5098-0509-9 Review [...]

The human element in farmland management

How studying beetles led me to study people My undergraduate dissertation on beneficial beetles in [...]

ECOS 37 (2) Rewilding in the UK – hidden meanings, real emotions. Rob Yorke

Abstract: The word rewilding has become common currency in nature conservation narratives, but it rarely [...]

ECOS 36 (3/4) Managing for nature A farmer’s view on wildlife schemes. Martin Hole

Abstract: This article gives a farmer’s perspective of working with agri-environment schemes. Experience to date [...]

ECOS 33 (2) Summer 2012. Lapwing futures – a plea for evidence-based policy. Philip Merricks

Abstract: Farmers and conservationists have a common cause in doing their utmost to halt and [...]

ECOS 35 (1) Spring 2014 Does traditional farming still meet nature conservation needs? Robert Deane

Abstract: Are traditional farming and conservation aims really as compatible as we suppose, or is [...]

ECOS 35 (3/4) Upland farming and wilding. Lois Mansfield

Abstract: This article explores the relationship between upland farming in Cumbria and wilding. It outlines [...]