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Expansion of Yorkshire Dales National Park; Graffiti Art on Northern Irish Hay Bales; Rewilding and the UK landscape

What does the expansion of the Yorkshire Dales National Park mean for farmers and landowners within its new borders? Their director of conservation and community explains.

What does the expansion of the Yorkshire Dales National Park mean for farmers and landowners within its newly enlarged borders? Their Director of Conservation & Community, Gary Smith, tells David Gregory-Kumar that with 97% of the Park being in private hands, the emphasis is on consultation not confrontation.

The plastic coverings of hay and silage bales can be unsightly at the best of times, but what if they were to be used as the backdrop for images? In Northern Ireland a graffiti artist has swapped Belfast city walls for a very different material to work on in the countryside.

Also, given that 'rewilding' means such different things to different people, what does it look like to a biodiversity ecologist? Nathalie Pettorelli of the Zoological Society explains why she thinks science can help diffuse what's become a polarising issue between conservationists and farmers.

Presented by David Gregory-Kumar and produced by Mark Smalley.

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