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‘We are in big trouble’ – TV star Nick Baker warns ahead of Inverness talk


By Andrew Dixon


Nick Baker is heading to Inverness to give a talk on rewilding (Picture: Paul Carter)
Nick Baker is heading to Inverness to give a talk on rewilding (Picture: Paul Carter)

A FAMOUS face from TV will be in Inverness later this month to teach the art of rewilding.

Naturalist Nick Baker, who has appeared in The Really Wild Show and Autumnwatch, will share his passion for flora and fauna, and pass on how to become more connected to nature than ever before.

The talk at Highland Council headquarters on November 11 is part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s (RSGS) Inspiring People series.

Mr Baker said: “We are filling our ears with buds and not birds; dazzling our eyes and sizzling our optic nerves with back-lit LED screens and not butterflies.

“As a species we are undoubtedly in big trouble.

“As we become further and further disconnected from nature, we lose sight of its true value.

“We are also facing a time where the incidences of obesity and disease relating to inactivity are at an all-time high, as are mental disorders and stress-related illness – all of which it has been proven can be alleviated by simply spending time in green, if not wild spaces.”

Mr Baker’s talk entitled Self Rewilding is a talk about how to find a sense of belonging in the world.



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