Lost rainforests in the media


The Guardian – Lost rainforest could be revived across 20% of Great Britain

Metro – Britain’s lost rainforest could be restored to past glory, says environmental campaign

The Guardian – Farming v rewilding: the battle for Borrowdale in the Lake District, with comment from Guy Shrubsole of Lost Rainforests of Britain

National Geographic – Cornwall to Cumbria: four ways to explore the UK’s ancient rainforest

BBC Wildlife (print only) – Britain’s Lost Rainforest

Daily Express – How Britain’s ‘lost’ rainforest is key to saving rare species

Independent – Deadly beautiful: How rhododendrons are threatening the UK’s most vulnerable woodlands

The Guardian – Britain’s vanishing rainforests must be protected, say campaigners

The Telegraph – Moss maps could show the nearest rainforest is much closer than you think

BBC Travel – Uncovering Britain’s ancient rainforests

The Telegraph – Britain’s lost rainforests could return in post-Brexit plans

The Guardian – Life finds a way: in search on England’s lost, forgotten rainforests

The Independent – Rebuilding a forest: how humans lost touch with woodlands – and how we’re restoring the connection

The Sunday Times – Britain’s secret rainforests – and how to spot them

New Scientist – The search for Britain’s lost rainforests and the battle to save them

The New Statesman – Discovering Britain’s lost rainforests

Financial Times – In search of Britain’s lost rainforests

The Sunday Times – Alternative Honours List of 2022: Guy Shrubsole / Lost Rainforests

The Telegraph – I went in search of Britain’s last rainforests – this is what I found

The Guardian – Government accused of failing to tackle invasive rhododendron in England


The Times – The Lost Rainforests of Britain by Guy Shrubsole review — our green and prehistoric land

The Guardian – ‘I want to re-enchant people’: the man championing Britain’s rainforests

The Sunday Times – ‘The Lost Rainforests of Britain’ chosen as the Sunday Times’ Science Book of the Year 2022

Geographical – ‘The Lost Rainforests of Britain’ review

Spectator – Britain’s Lost Rainforests, book review


BBC Radio 4 Open Country – Helen Mark takes a walk into the secret forests of Britain with Guy Shrubsole to find out how we can save Britain’s lost rainforests.

BBC Radio Cornwall – Guy Shrubsole speaks with Julie Skentelbery about his interest in temperate rainforests, how to identify them and the tragic history about how most of them have been felled (listen from 50 mins in).

Reasons to be Cheerful Podcast (with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd) – Back to nature: tackling the biodiversity and climate crises. Segment on rainforests (with Guy Shrubsole) exploring ecosystems beyond the trees, and how restoring these habitats can play a significant part in reach net zero (listen from 26:45).

BBC Radio Cornwall – Guy Shrubsole speaks with Julie Skentelbery about the Lost Rainforests of Britain’s citizen mapping call to action (Listen from 35 mins in).

Sustinabbable – #265: Rainforests of Britain

BBC Radio 4 Today Programme – October 26th (not available online)

Sky News The Climate Show – Tom Heap travels to Dartmoor in search of the lost rainforests that may have once covered parts of Britain.

BBC Countryfile – Dartmoor


National Geographic – Britain has a rainforest – and it’s in trouble.

Inkcap Journal – Public asked to help map the last fragments of Britain’s lost rainforests

Atlas Obscura – Mapping the Rainforests of Britain.

ENDs Report – England’s rainforests lack adequate protection, says campaign group

Adventure.com – In search of Britain’s forgotten rainforests

Bitesized Britain – Temperate rainforests – a rare British habitat at risk

UnHerd – The magic of Britain’s rainforests


Somerset County Gazette – Public urged to help save ancient rainforest on Exmoor.

Totnes Times – Launch of campaign to save local rainforests

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