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Protecting Areas by Ourselves from Ourselves: The case of Wytham Woods

I; along with a small group of other inquisitive and novice master’s students had the privilege of visiting Wytham Woods a few weeks ago. The land seemed pristine, with luscious green and leafy trees everywhere and mounds of grass and dried up leaves on the ground. The space is more of a laboratory than a serene piece of land, however, the general public for a measly fee, can enjoy the “nature” it has to offer.  This piece of “protected area” is passionately known as Oxford’s Ecological Laboratory or a laboratory of leaves[http://www.wytham.ox.ac.uk/book.php], that is because most academics in the School of Geography and Environment conduct some form  of research and visit the site on a regular basis. Mention must be made of the fact that the University of Oxford actually owns and manages Wytham Woods and it has been so for decades. Continue reading Protecting Areas by Ourselves from Ourselves: The case of Wytham Woods