Kieran Dodds/Panos Pictures

Scotland, United Kingdom

Cleared tree plantations and moorland on the Wildlands ltd. estate within the Cairngorm national park. The U.K. has the lowest forest cover of any nation in Europe at only 13%, less than half the European average (38% across the EU) and an increase of only 1% in the last quarter century. For Scotland, the most northerly of the four nations in the U.K., the expanse is proportionally a little higher, rising from 5 to 19% in the last 100 years. Much of the forest is commercial plantation (which contributes 991,851,000 GBP (1.4 billion USD) to the national economy) but, according to rewilders, are less biodiverse. Only 4% of Scotland's forests are native woodlands.

The UK rewilding movement draws together diverse groups with a long term vision for wilder cities and landscapes.

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Kieran Dodds/Panos Pictures
United Kingdom
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2449 x 3268 pixels
20.73 x 27.67 cm (300 dpi)
8.16 x 10.89 inch (300 dpi)
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