Read Benedict's award-winning books on nature recovery.

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by Benedict Macdonald

Winner of the Wainwright Prize for Global Conservation Writing, this was Ben’s first book on rewilding, published in 2020. It is now available in hardback, paperback and audiobook.



by Benedict Macdonald & Nicholas Gates

Published in May 2021, and co-written with a close friend, this deep dive into the life of an orchard celebrates the potential of silviculture and farmland landscapes.



by Benedict Macdonald

A guide for landowners who want a science-based understanding of the forces shaping our countryside. This book reveals the hidden world of keystone species and their potential to restore Britain.


“A splendid book… “Let’s be the first generation since we colonised Britain to leave our children better off for wildlife,” Macdonald exhorts. All rational argument seems to be on his side.”

Rebirding Review

New Statesman

“A wonderful new book from Benedict Macdonald and Nicholas Gates, veterans of the BBC’s Springwatch series … moves lyrically and vividly through one calendar year in an old Herefordshire orchard … Particularly moving.”

Orchard Review

Times Literary Supplement

“Macdonald excels in describing the who and what of rewilding. He offers fascinating tales of the ways in which animals may transform British landscapes.” 

Cornerstones Review

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