Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Ireland’s Big Rewilding Project First of its Kind in Western Europe

Ireland’s Big Rewilding Project First of its Kind in Western Europe

 Wild Nephin project aims to create 27,000 acres of unique wilderness landscape. The Nephin Beg mountain range rises on Ireland's western coast and stretches 20 miles into the sparsely populated northwest of County Mayo. This is a landscape of boglands and heath-covered mountains, battered by Atlantic winds and rain. The only forests here are stands of Lodgepole pine and Sitka spruce, planted in an attempt to wrestle economic gain from the unproductive soil.

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