Storks nesting on buildings in the town of Rustadt, Germany.
An essay written by David Schwartz, Randolph’s Mary Frances Williams Professor of Humanities, was recently published in the book Rewilding Earth: Best of 2019, a collection of essays, poetry, and photographs.
The anthology showcases the most notable articles and art published on Rewilding Earth, the online arm of the Rewilding Institute, in 2019, including Schwartz’s “European Experiments in Rewilding: Elbe River Biosphere Reserve.”
In the piece, Schwartz shares his observations and experiences at the Elbe River Biosphere Reserve in Germany.
In 2019, Schwartz traveled to Europe to complete research on his larger project delving into the philosophy and ethics of rewilding, an environmental practice that aims to restore ecosystems damaged through human development. In addition to his field work, he studied rewilding while on sabbatical in New Mexico in 2017. Schwartz is also a member of the Rewilding Institute’s Rewilding Leadership Council.
The book, described as “an inspiring, informative, and user-friendly manual for how to protect and restore wild places and their residents,” is available for purchase on Amazon. All proceeds to go support the work of the Rewilding Institute, which focuses on the integration of traditional wildlife and wildlands conservation to advance landscape-scale conservation.
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