About us

We want to bring about the mass restoration of ecosystems in Britain

About us

Rewilding Britain is a charity set up by people with a passion for nature. We believe rewilding provides hope for the future for people and nature. Through rewilding we can start to reverse centuries of ecological damage. We can re-establish natural processes, reconnect with nature and regain wonder for the natural world.

We want to inspire, inform and build a wider movement for rewilding. We seek to collaborate with and support local groups and other organisations, some of whom are already working to rewild land and sea.

The island of Britain is geographically diverse and consists of three nations with differing political systems. Rewilding projects on the ground need to be locally owned and locally run. One thing binds us all – our ecosystems need help.

Our mission

The mass restoration of ecosystems in Britain, on land and at sea

Our aim

To see at least one million hectares of Britain’s land, and 30 per cent of our territorial waters, supporting natural ecological processes and key species.

The Rewilding Britain mini manifesto

Reverse the loss of biodiversity in large core areas of land and sea

Reverse the loss of biodiversity in large core areas of land and sea

Restore ecosystems to a functional and resilient state

Restore ecosystems to a functional and resilient state

Reignite people’s passion for the natural world

Reignite people’s passion for the natural world

Revitalise local economies in ways that work ecologically

Revitalise local economies in ways that work ecologically

Reintegrate nature and society for the benefit of both

Reintegrate nature and society for the benefit of both

What we're doing to rewild Britain

Building people power

Building people power

Widespread support is critical to rewilding. We’re building the foundations of a rewilding movement that recognises the value of nature. We need people like you.

We aim to engage with other NGOs, artists, land owners, architects, farmers, businesses, policy makers, health workers, outdoor enthusiasts and many more.

Educating & informing

Educating & informing

We want to empower people with a good understanding of rewilding and its benefits. We will use science and research to fill knowledge gaps and propose policy changes.

We intend to produce toolkits on putting rewilding into practice. We are beginning to map areas at land and sea with the best potential for rewilding.

Prompting action

Prompting action

We’re aiming to be a catalyst for change in land use across Britain. This includes driving forward large-scale rewilding projects and nurturing local initiatives.

We’re pushing for the reintroduction of key species such as lynx, beaver and wolf. We will showcase inspiring examples of rewilding and support key projects.

“When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect”

Aldo Leopold