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Feature

20 amazing things that trees do

20 amazing things that trees do
By Rewilding Britain
02 Dec 2015

Trees give us oxygen, food, medicine and a whole lot more. Ali Wright reminds us why trees are amazing and vital to rewilding

News

Introducing the Rewilding Knowledge Hub – a ground-breaking new resource

Introducing the Rewilding Knowledge Hub – a ground-breaking new resource
15 Dec 2016

The first online listing focused exclusively on the science and practice of rewilding

News

Government pledges £15m for natural flood management

Government pledges £15m for natural flood management
25 Nov 2016

Another breakthrough for rewilding as Andrea Leadsom promises to ‘slow the flow’ with funding for projects that work with the natural environment

News

Beavers are back for good in Scotland – and they will be protected

Beavers are back for good in Scotland – and they will be protected
24 Nov 2016

It’s time to celebrate a major step forward for the rewilding movement in Britain

News

England’s only wild beavers need our help

England’s only wild beavers need our help
16 Nov 2016

The Devon Wildlife Trust has launched a crowdfunding campaign to keep the River Otter beavers in the English countryside where they belong

News

Scientific evidence proves the value of British beavers

Scientific evidence proves the value of British beavers
10 Nov 2016

Exeter University study shows how a Devon rewilding project has dramatically lowered downstream pollution and reduced flood risk

Opinion

Beavers are back and here’s how to live with them

Beavers are back and here’s how to live with them
24 Oct 2016

New field guide offers a practical approach that addresses some tough questions, says Roisin Campbell-Palmer

Feature

Rewilding: In Patagonia

Rewilding: In Patagonia
17 Oct 2016

The Parque Patagonia in southern Chile is a magnificent example of rewilding on a grand scale, says Adam Fry

News

Helping nature help us can pull in serious money

Helping nature help us can pull in serious money
By Rewilding Britain
04 Oct 2016

A bold new ecosystem services scheme could be worth hundreds of millions to farmers

Survey on small-scale rewilding

Survey on small-scale rewilding
By Rewilding Britain
28 Sep 2016

Help us to produce guidelines for small-scale rewilding projects

News

Welcome to our new rewilder

Welcome to our new rewilder
26 Sep 2016

Introducing our latest recruit Rebecca Senior – someone with big plans for small-scale rewilding

News

What is rewilding? Helen Meech talks to BBC Breakfast

What is rewilding? Helen Meech talks to BBC Breakfast
12 Sep 2016

It’s not about abandoning land or reducing biodiversity, as Helen Meech explained on BBC Breakfast

Opinion

Stem the floods – don’t hold back rewilding

Stem the floods – don’t hold back rewilding
08 Sep 2016

Rewilding could make a big difference but sluggish policy-making is slowing us down says Dr Steve Carver

News

Lost Effra – an urban success story

Lost Effra – an urban success story
07 Sep 2016

A Lambeth community, guided by the London Wildlife Trust, is using rewilding techniques to create ‘rain gardens’ – breathing new life into the…

News

Reduce flood risk through rewilding, says report

Reduce flood risk through rewilding, says report
06 Sep 2016

A Rewilding Britain report highlights the key role of rewilding in reducing flood risk across Britain

News

‘Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ in the Lake District

‘Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ in the Lake District
31 Aug 2016

National Trust farmland acquisition is a great chance to introduce natural flood management methods, Rewilding Britain director tells BBC

Interview

A wild interview with Chris Packham and Helen Meech

A wild interview with Chris Packham and Helen Meech
23 Aug 2016

Wildlife presenter and wolf expert Anneka Svenska talks through the exciting realities of rewilding with Chris Packham and director of Rewilding…

Feature

Working with nature stems the flooding in Somerset

Working with nature stems the flooding in Somerset
28 Jul 2016

Prize-winning Holnicote river project shows how letting nature do its thing brings a world of benefits – not least helping to end the misery…

Feature

UK youth call for rewilding

UK youth call for rewilding
28 Jul 2016

The UK youth group A Focus On Nature has put rewilding at the heart of its Vision For Nature manifesto. Matt Williams explains why

Feature

Five brilliant facts about beavers

Five brilliant facts about beavers
27 Jul 2016

Inspired by the River Otter Beaver Trial in Devon, environmental campaigner Brenda Pollack rounds up five reasons to be a beaver believer

Feature

White Stork – here’s why they’re such an uplifting opportunity

White Stork – here’s why they’re such an uplifting opportunity
20 Jun 2016

What would the reintroduction of the iconic White Stork mean to Britain - and the very idea of rewilding itself? We caught up with ecologist…

Feature

Devon beavers are officially working their magic

Devon beavers are officially working their magic
13 Jun 2016

The latest data from Okehampton reveal incredible results. Sara King and Cain Blythe from ecological consultancy Ecosulis, and Mark Elliott from…

Opinion

Going wild in Dorset

Going wild in Dorset
09 Jun 2016

Aspiring rewilder Hannah Sharland wonders where the wildness was at last month’s Rewilding Dorset workshop

Feature

To regain ground and confidence nature conservation needs policies that support rewilding

To regain ground and confidence nature conservation needs policies that support rewilding
By Paul Jepson
07 Jun 2016

Paul Jepson makes the case for an enabling policy space for rewilding as a new and complementary conservation approach in Europe

Opinion

Visiting the Knepp Estate: a lesson in rewilding

Visiting the Knepp Estate: a lesson in rewilding
27 Apr 2016

Ben Eagle and his father David visited the Knepp Estate earlier this month to assess the potential of creating a similar project on their family’s…

Opinion

Here come the New Radicals

Here come the New Radicals
27 Apr 2016

The unrestrained idealism and energy of young people could dramatically force the pace of change when it comes to rewilding, says Nick Harvey

Opinion

The lynx debate: why claims that sheep increase biodiversity are wrong

The lynx debate: why claims that sheep increase biodiversity are wrong
25 Apr 2016

The National Sheep Association (NSA) recently published a report including claims that sheep farming benefits biodiversity. Rewilding Britain…

Feature

Winning hearts and minds in Argentina

Winning hearts and minds in Argentina
09 Mar 2016

The rewilding of Los Esteros del Iberá is making great progress – and there are valuable lessons we can learn, says John Jackson

Interview

A really wild interview with Chris Packham

A really wild interview with Chris Packham
By Rewilding Britain
03 Mar 2016

Our Director, Helen Meech, recently had a chance to interview TV presenter and rewilding advocate, Chris Packham, about his views on rewilding…

Feature

Rewilding the uplands: what the history of Dartmoor can tell us

Rewilding the uplands: what the history of Dartmoor can tell us
03 Mar 2016

People have shaped, exploited and loved Dartmoor since ancient times. Historian Matthew Kelly explores the changing perspectives around these…

Opinion

Rewilding and flood risk management – the need for leadership

Rewilding and flood risk management – the need for leadership
By Rewilding Britain
02 Mar 2016

Rewilding Britain is calling for political leadership and policy support for rewilding to reduce flood risk and adapt to the impacts of climate…