The Rewilding Knowledge Hub
We believe rewilding has a huge role to play in halting the decline in biodiversity and securing all the good things that nature provides – clean air and water, carbon storage, flood control, amazing experiences. But, it is a field that currently lacks a comprehensive and dedicated evidence base, raising the question: will it work?
The lack of an obvious and easily searchable body of supporting knowledge makes it difficult for policy-makers, practitioners and academics to consider the merits, risks, costs and opportunities of rewilding. Yet, the ideas behind rewilding are based on decades of ecological, physical and socio-economic research, as well as conservation experience.
As the first step in developing the evidence base for rewilding, we have commissioned a study into the current science supporting rewilding. The Rewilding Knowledge Hub Bibliography, presented here, collates the science behind rewilding to provide a resource which will enable readers to:
- Understand what is meant by rewilding
- Understand how different ecological processes function
- Link species to the delivery of ecological processes
- Select appropriate rewilding tools to restore ecosystems
- Understand and predict likely impacts of rewilding