136: The Politics of Nature Restoration with Ariel Brunner

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Successful nature restoration, species conservation and even access to hunting grounds depends on land management policies. They are the foundation of everything we do in nature and to nature. Unfortunately, this means politics. No matter how much time conservationists spend in the field, planting trees, rewetting bogs or rewiggling rivers and streams, without solid backing from policymakers the effects of these efforts will not be long-lasting.

In this episode, our guest is Ariel Brunner, Head of EU Policy at the environmental NGO BirdLife International, who walks the corridors in Brussels lobbying for nature restoration and biodiversity. During our conversation, we hit on three areas that are most interesting from the perspective of conservation and stopping biodiversity loss: farming, hunting and the marine.

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