Re-wilding



PTR

Striker
Love stuff like this.

But small steps are needed, because people flip out over the least little thing. We shouldn't interfere with nature, but we absolutely have done.
And un-doing our damage is the right thing to do. But you have to be very careful that you don't actually do more damage.

On a related note, regenerative farming is something I fell down the rabbit hole on youtube recently. How people realised they could re-green literal deserts by simply going back to how things used to be. Planting the right plants, digging the right holes that had been levelled up, slowing down the water and letting it fill up the natural sponges under the ground. Its facinating.
 
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Love stuff like this. I worked on a bison farm for a little bit in the early 2000s. They're very impressive animals and a little intimidating at times - it'll take people a bit of getting used to, strolling through fields with them like mentioned in the article!
 

Monty Pigeon

Striker
You’ve made a tiny difference. It is something to be proud of.

Btw, if anyone fancies seeing scimitar-horned oryx in the wild (when we're allowed to travel again), Bou-Hedma National Park in central Tunisia is the place. They've also got another reintroduced desert antelope, the addax. There's talk about reintroducing cheetahs there when the antelope populations are large enough to sustain predation.
 

AB22 Easy Tiger

Head Prefect
Staff member
Love stuff like this.

But small steps are needed, because people flip out over the least little thing. We shouldn't interfere with nature, but we absolutely have done.
And un-doing our damage is the right thing to do. But you have to be very careful that you don't actually do more damage.

On a related note, regenerative farming is something I fell down the rabbit hole on youtube recently. How people realised they could re-green literal deserts by simply going back to how things used to be. Planting the right plants, digging the right holes that had been levelled up, slowing down the water and letting it fill up the natural sponges under the ground. Its facinating.
FAscinating

 
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Bob Fleming

Striker
In my first job in my early 20s, I was involved in the reintroduction of the scimitar-horned oryx to Tunisia. It was extinct in the wild at the time, and only existed in zoos. At one time the world population was down to just 32 individuals. Now the total is over 11,000.

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In my first proper job I separated mortgage applications into single pages, placed each side of the page on a scanner and pressed a button to scan the image to microfiche. All day. Every day.
 

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