Knepp Rewilding

Knepp Estate is a 3,500 acre site in Sussex, England, that is undergoing a revolutionary form of wildlife conservation.

 

Made of 3 large blocks of land, since 2000 the owners of this previously arable farmland have worked tirelessly to reverse the damaging effects of intensive farming on the landscape and to restore the natural processes of a fully functional ecosystem. This includes the reintroduction of large grazing animals, creating a unique environment in the South of England and a thriving haven for wildlife.

This page focuses on the photographs I took of the various animal inhabitants of the estate. These include various stand-ins for other absent or extinct animals such as Exmoor ponies for the European wild horse and longhorn cattle for the aurochs, as well as various species of native wildlife that has found an excellent home in the project.