Archive of: Fran Southgate

  • A vision for climate and flood resilience

    A vision for climate and flood resilience

    The Environment Agency (EA) launched their draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England. It’s a fairly sobering, if upbeat account of how in the face of climate change, it is no longer realistic to manage increasingly intense flooding and sea level rise with limitlessly high flood walls and barriers.

  • Wilding will help tackle climate change

    Wilding will help tackle climate change

    Rewilding and the restoration of our natural systems can draw millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the air. We can help to stop climate breakdown, but we need to be innovative, and we need to act fast.

  • 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.

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