ICF to Host George Monbiot Lecture on Rewilding

ICF to Host George Monbiot Rewilding Lecture

ICF has announced it is to host a lecture by celebrated environmental writer, George Monbiot.

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Feral – a view of rewilding will take place at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation on 26 June as the 2014 ICF Lecture. There Mr Monbiot will present his latest work, Feral: Searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding, in which he calls for a new attitude to forestry, farming and the environment, and advocates rewilding for the benefit of land and sea ecosystems across the UK and Europe.

On announcement of the high-profile speaker, Shireen Chambers FICFor, ICF Executive Director said: “We are delighted to host this lecture by George Monbiot. His thought-provoking ideas are topical and relevant for professionals and this event presents a great opportunity for open discussion on rewilding as a feasible option for land use. I have no doubt that this exciting event will prove interesting for both supporters and critics of the concept, and we look forward to a lively debate from both sides.”

Mr Monbiot’s presentation will be followed by a discussion on rewilding chaired by Dominic Driver, MICFor, Head of National Expertise & Strategic Development, Forestry Commission England. The event will also be attended by the Right Reverend James Jones, who will receive his ICF Honorary Fellowship, awarded this year in recognition to his outstanding services to the forestry industry.

Feral – a view of rewilding is ticket-only event, open to both ICF members and non-members, with advance purchase required. For full programme information and to make your booking, visit www.charteredforesters.org/george-monbiot-2014

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