Thu

Jun 27

18:30 - 19:30

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Thu

Jun 27

18:30 - 19:30

Book Wilding Online – Groundbreakers

Thu

Jun 27

18:30 - 19:30

Available to Cost
Members Free
Non Members prices start from Free
Type of event
Virtual
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Come and join us online for the next in our Climate Action North Summer series of Book Wilding events.

We are delighted to welcome Chantal Lyons, author of Groundbreakers who will be talking about her book, telling us the story behind it and also reading from the book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chantal Lyons is a naturalist, writer and science communicator. Having grown up in the tidy countryside of Kent, her encounters with the growing rewilding movement opened her eyes to the potential for restoring nature in Britain, and inspired her to study the relations between people and wild boar in the Forest of Dean. She currently lives in Cheltenham, never too far from the boar.

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

After centuries of absence, wild boar are back in Britain. What does this mean for us – and them?

Big, messy and mysterious – crossing paths with a wild boar can conjure fear and joy in equal measure. Driven to extinction seven hundred years ago, a combination of the species’ own tenacity and illegal releases from the 1980s has seen several populations of this beast of myth begin to roam English and Scottish woods once more.

With growing worry over the impacts on both people and the countryside, the boar’s right to exist in Britain has been heavily debated. Their habitat-regenerating actions benefit a host of other wildlife, yet unlike beavers, these ecosystem engineers remain unloved by many. Why is there no clamour to reintroduce them across the land? And, with the few boar in England threatened by poaching and culling, why are we not doing more to prevent their re-extinction?

In Groundbreakers, Chantal Lyons moves to the boar’s stronghold of the Forest of Dean to get up close and personal with this complex, intelligent and quirky species, and she meets with people across Britain and beyond who celebrate their presence – or want them gone. From Toulouse and Barcelona where they are growing in number and boldness, to the woods of Kent and Sussex where they are fading away again, to Inverness-shire where rewilders welcome them, join Chantal on a journey of discovery as she reveals what it might take for us to coexist with wild boar.

DRAKE THE BOOKSHOP is an independent book seller based in Stockton and are described by many as “The most magical little bookshop . . . a little piece of heaven in what can be a crazy world.” As our sponsor we are delighted to welcome Drake The Bookshop to this event and there is an opportunity to purchase a copy of the book via the link below:-

https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/book-wilding-a-series-of-seasonal-talks-with-climate-action-north

We look forward to seeing you there Book Wilders!

Climate Action North

Note: Zoom link will be sent out to attendees the day before the event takes place