Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Celebration: "Rewilding" Europe

Here at TSOE, we love cool projects. The current issue of The New Yorker has a great story, sadly behind the subscriber wall for now, about the "rewilding" of Europe, and in particular a project in the Netherlands to restore pre-human habitat to a vast preserve of recently reclaimed sea bottom. Oh, and it involves Nazi cattle.

1 comment:

  1. As I write this (27/1130 CST Dec), the article is out from behind The New Yorker's pay wall.

    ...the Oostvaardersplassen, a wilderness that was also constructed, Genesis-like, from the mud. The reserve occupies fifteen thousand almost perfectly flat acres, and biologists have stocked it with the sorts of animals that would have inhabited the region in prehistoric times, had it not at that point been underwater.

    Except for that small detail. Is this another do-gooder distortion?

    Eric Hines


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