We talk to Benedict Macdonald, author of Wainwright Prize 2020 shortlisted book Rebirding, about the inspiration behind his writing and his call to action for us all.

Our guest:

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Benedict Macdonald is a conservation writer, wildlife television producer and a keen naturalist. He is passionate about restoring Britain’s wildlife, pelicans included, in his lifetime.

Rebirding - paperback front cover

Britain has all the space it needs for an epic return of its wildlife. Only six percent of our country is built upon. Contrary to popular myth, large areas of our countryside are not productively farmed but remain deserts of opportunity for both wildlife and jobs. It is time to turn things around. Praised as ‘visionary’ by conservationists and landowners alike, Rebirding sets out a compelling manifesto for restoring Britain’s wildlife, rewilding its species and restoring rural jobs – to the benefit of all.

Read an extract of Rebirding on the Wainwright Prize website here

See all the shortlisted books here


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