Repurposing old battlefields and other former military spaces can provide benefits to the environment and all who use them, write Todd Lookingbill and Peter Smallwood of the University of Richmond. "[G]iven the scale of threats to natural habitats around the world, conservationists cannot ignore opportunities to cultivate and preserve natural places -- even those that arise from the horrors of war," they write.
Old battlefields can find new life as natural refuges
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