Interview: What guerilla rewilder Derek Gow thinks about beavers, civil servants and the demonisation of wolves

Guerilla rewilder Derek Gow has repeatedly argued for the benefits to biodiversity for having beavers in the landscape. He’d like to see other predators brought back too, but can he overcome resistance from those he sees as obstacles to progress?

by James Fair
Derek Gow has repeatedly argued for the benefits to biodiversity for having beavers and wolves in the landscape. Chris Robbins/Alamy Stock Photo
Derek Gow has repeatedly argued for the benefits to biodiversity for having beavers and wolves in the landscape. Chris Robbins/Alamy Stock Photo

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