Knepp Castle Estate
While in England to support the UK Worsley Institute Training, Judy, along with David Berkshire, Julia Measures, and Tara Radsliff, shared an incredible visit to Knepp Castle Estate.
The Knepp Castle Estate Rewilding Project aims to transform a vast traditional agricultural estate into a self-regulating, biodiverse ecosystem. The project covers 3,500 acres. This rewilding effort involves introducing free-roaming herds of herbivores like red deer, fallow deer, Exmoor ponies, and longhorn cattle to mimic the ecological role of larger, extinct animals. They have also successfully reintroduced white storks, which had been absent from England for the past 600 years.
Knepp also promotes natural processes such as tree regeneration, wetland formation, and scrubland development to enhance biodiversity. Notably, Knepp has witnessed a significant increase in biodiversity, with rare species of insects, birds, and plants returning to the area. Knepp provides incredible lessons in the Natural Order and what is possible when we trust Nature.
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