Rewilding - Knepp Estate
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Rewilding - Knepp Estate

 Export to Your Calendar 29/04/2019
When: Monday, April 29, 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Where: New Barn Farm
Swallows Lane
Dial Post
West Sussex RH13 8NN
United Kingdom

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Destruction of habitat, negative impacts on water courses, intensive use of harmful chemicals, air pollution, and ever intensifying farming practices are all taking their toll on the land around us - with negative consequences for the future.

How can we turn back the clock to undo some of the negative impacts we have made on the environment around us? Can we actually find ways to improve our environment for future generations?

The Institute of Water's South East Area are excited to be able to offer a day exploring the Knepp Estate where "Nature has in fact taken it's own course!" And healed itself through years of REWILDING.

The rewilding project at the Knepp Estate was featured at the Institute of Water's Environment Conference 2018 and has been gaining much media presence due to it's tireless efforts increase biodiversity and reverse the environmental degradation trend. 

You can find out more about the Knepp Estate project here. A brief overview is below:

“Knepp is a 3,500 acre estate just south of Horsham, West Sussex. Since 2001, the land – once intensively farmed - has been devoted to a pioneering rewilding project. Using grazing animals as the drivers of habitat creation, and with the restoration of dynamic, natural water courses, the project has seen extraordinary increases in wildlife. Extremely rare species like turtle doves, nightingales, peregrine falcons and purple emperor butterflies are now breeding here; and populations of more common species are rocketing.

The vision of the Knepp Wildland Project is radically different to conventional nature conservation in that it is not driven by specific goals or target species. Instead, its driving principle is to establish a functioning ecosystem where nature is given as much freedom as possible. The aim is to show how a ‘process-led’ approach can be a highly effective, low-cost method of ecological restoration - suitable for failing or abandoned farmland - that can work to support established nature reserves and wildlife sites, helping to provide the webbing that will one day connect them together on a landscape scale.”

 

To find out more and book your place, please visit the Institute of Water website

 


The Institute of Water (IWater) are a professional body licensed by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) status

 

Professional bodies licensed to award the Chartered Environmentalist registration:

Society for the Environment
EC1.1 Enterprise Centre, Puma Way 
Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
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