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True wilderness IS A LAND THAT HAS SUPREME NATURALNESS AND IS FREE OF ANY HUMAN CONTROL

It is a self-willed land because plants and animals can thrive there, in their own unfettered communities

Wildwood once covered much of Britain, but early farmers destroyed that woodland. We also lost wolves, lynx, bear, wild boar and beaver, and the range of wildcat, polecat and pine marten is severely reduced.  Nowhere has been left untouched by people in the humanization of our land, leaving behind a simplified ecology that has lost most of its wild heritage.

Wilderness and wildland should be important to us. If you wish to learn more about this, read some of the articles about:

  • the 5,000 years in which we have shaped and modified our land through farming

  • the continuing threat to wildness from SSSI designation and the target driven and funded approach to nature conservation

  • how giving land back to wild nature would make some of Britain's landscapes self-willed again (see the manifesto)

Self-willed land for its own sake will only exist in Britain if land is held inalienably in the public good and that legislation exists to define its natural wild character, and thus the limits to human intervention.

Mark Fisher - mark.fisher@self-willed-land.org.uk

wild nature, wildland, wildwood, wilding, advocacy for wild land and nature, self-willed land, ecological processes, wilderness

The latest articles are:

Travelogue - ten weeks in North America in 2003

Untamed nature NEW

Flooding and cherry picking, Feb 2014

 Reflections on Feral, Jan 2014

SELF-WILLED LAND
the Manifesto

Wild Park, Brighton - not so wild now, Dec 2013

What is rewilding? Sept 2013 The moral corruptness of Higher Level Stewardship, Aug 2013

Last updated 20 March 2014