Naturalist, photographer and TV presenter
"The wild boar was a native species in the UK for thousands of years playing an intrinsically important role in our landscapes ecology. Now it has returned to some areas we need to adapt to accept its presence and manifest a rational tolerance to its behaviours and impacts on our lives. It is a real and very positive agent amongst our impoverished and persecuted fauna. Please live and let the boar live too."
Naturalist, TV presenter and conservationist
''The wild boar roamed the British countryside for thousands of years before it was hunted to extinction. Surely, we can find room for this iconic mammal in our impoverished countryside?''
Naturalist and presenter
‘’Wild boar is a true native species to Britain, part of our natural makeup for thousands of years. It is my hope that in the areas where it has now returned, we can adapt to and integrate this unique animal for future generations"
British writer, Guardian columnist and rewilding expert
‘’Boar are an essential keystone species, creating habitats for many animals and plants, helping tree seeds to germinate and grow, enriching both our ecosystems and our lives.’’
Wildlife film maker, presenter, cameraman and photographer
“Some of the most exciting moments of my life as a wildlife cameraman have been spent watching wild boar in the UK. When spending time with them, it seems so obvious that this is a species meant to be in our landscape. Yes, we need to learn to live with them again, but I believe we can. And if we do - then everyone can share the joy I’ve found in seeing these stunning creatures back where they belong - in Britain”
Natural history writer for the Guardian. Author of Wild Child, Islander, The Butterfly Isles, Coastlines and Badgerlands.
"Wild boar are an ancient inhabitant of this land. We wiped them out once and now they have found their way back we must not become the first people on Earth to make a species extinct twice over. We have a moral and legal duty to live peaceably alongside these beautiful, exciting creatures, and allow them to perform their crucial ecological role in our countryside."