Inspiration

We've spent hours trawling the internet to discover these incredible and inspiring videos so you don't have to! Whether you have five minutes to spare or an hour, here are some great stories and lectures from around the world.

Fools & Dreamers

The incredible story of how degraded gorse-infested farmland has been regenerated back into beautiful New Zealand native forest over the course of 30 years.

Restoring the Caledonian Forest in Scotland

In pursuing a personal passion to restore the Caledonian Forests of Scotland, Alan Watson Featherstone developed an understanding of the key ecological principles needed to guide positive trophic cascades. By fencing remnant vegetation to reduce herbivory, ecological processes were reinstated to do the hard work of recovery.

Forest man

Since the 1970's Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis.

The return of nature to a British farm

Isabella Tree recounts the extraordinary return of biodiversity to what had been a relatively barren conventional farm on the Knepp Estate in Sussex, England.

The Serengeti Rules

Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth, they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures and reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head. 

St Gobnait's Wood. A Remnant for Hope.

A full walk though an ancient Irish woodland, St Gobnait's Wood, Ballyvourney, Co Cork. Led by Ted Cook, Irish environmentalist and conservationist, who gives fascinating insight and knowledge around our human history, ecology and the living heritage that is this rich woodland.

Rewilding Scotland

Documentary exploring the concept of rewilding and the arguments surrounding its application in Scotland, including the potential impact on both humans and wildlife.

Anja Murray on Hedgerows

In this West Wicklow Environmental Network talk Anja Murray covers the history, management and wealth of wildlife in Irish hedgerows, exploring the world of some of the plants and animals found there.