Archive of: Fran Southgate

  • Where did barn owls live before we built barns?

    Where did barn owls live before we built barns?

    In our human-centric way, we create human solutions to wildlife problems – problems which are generally caused by humans in the first place. Fran Southgate argues that we need a bit of a conservation brain retrofit.

  • A Wilder Future for water voles?

    A Wilder Future for water voles?

    In a healthy natural environment, water voles would be prolific and widespread. Unfortunately, Ratty is no different from most of the rest of our wildlife. Nationally, and locally, water voles have experienced severe and rapid declines - So what can we all do about it?

  • TreeGeneration

    TreeGeneration

    Fran Southgate examines tree-planting vs nature-led woodland regeneration as a method of nature conservation

  • The Natural Capital of Floodplains

    The Natural Capital of Floodplains

    The Trust is working with partners to provide Natural Capital and multiple benefits to people and wildlife through Natural Flood Management in the Sussex Flow Initiative project.

  • Self-willed Wildlife

    Self-willed Wildlife

    The notion of self-willed wildlife is emerging at the moment. It is, in effect, a trusting that nature knows what is best for itself, and a handing back of the reigns to nature.

  • Branching out with tree fodder

    Branching out with tree fodder

    Traditionally browsing trees and hedgerows have been an important summer feed source that can offer some help to the lack of grass

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