Lecture and debate George Monbiot. Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human life

IMDO and the excellence centre Global Change Ecology invite you to the lecture by George Monbiot about his book Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human life.

After the lecture, there will be a debate about rewilding Flanders? Is there a need, is there room for it, are our minds ready? And especially: should people have the chance to rewild as well, or should we stand aside and watch the wild nature grow?

Moderator: Tine Hens (Mo*)

Panel: George Mobiot, Lieven De Schamphelaere (Natuurpunt), An Van Lancker (De Ambrassade), Patrick Meire (UAntwerpen), Dirk Draulans (Knack), Hans Van Dyck (UCL)

Feral is the lyrical and gripping story of George Monbiot’s efforts to re-engage with nature and discover a new way of living. He shows how, by restoring and rewilding our damaged ecosystems on land and at sea, we can bring wonder back into our lives. Making use of some remarkable scientific discoveries, Feral lays out a new, positive environmentalism, in which nature is allowed to find its own way.

About George Monbiot

George Monbiot, trained as a zoologist at Oxford, is a British journalist and columnist for The Guardian. He’s famous for his sharp pen and controversial ideas on environmental issues, global trade, exploitation of natural resources and politics. He wrote bestseller books, while his work as investigator-journalist brought him all around the world. He immersed himself in the world of illegal tropical forest cutting in Brazil, and wrote about the exploitation of the land of indigenous Nomadic people in East-Africa.  On his travels, he got shot, was in a coma after a wasp sting, survived a ship wrecking and was declared clinically dead after a malaria outbreak.