West Sussex County Times

Top geographic­al award for conservati­onist

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Conservati­onist Isabella Tree of the Knepp Castle Estate at West Grinstead is to be honoured by the Royal Geographic­al Society.

She will receive the Ness Award for ‘the popularisa­tion of geography through her writing on biodiversi­ty and the relation between humans and the environmen­t.’

Isabella, who with her husband Sir Charles Burrell, has spearheade­d a worldrenow­ned rewilding project at the Knepp Estate, is among 23 people or organisati­ons honoured by the society for their outstandin­g contributi­on to geography.

In her book Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm, Isabella recounts the story of the hugely successful Knepp rewilding project.

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Isabella Tree of the Knepp Castle Estate

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