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Feature

On a mission to mainstream rewilding

On a mission to mainstream rewilding
17 May 2018

Our special advisor Alastair Driver reports on 18 months of winning hearts and minds – and busting a few myths

Opinion

Rewilding the child: of wolves and dragons

Rewilding the child: of wolves and dragons
16 Jul 2018

Author Gill Lewis fell under wild nature’s spell as a child, and says young people need to experience the same kind of magic or much could be…

Feature

Wetter is better

Wetter is better
05 Jul 2018

The National Sheep Association says rewilding means more fires like those on Saddleworth Moor. Our specialist advisor Alastair Driver says the…

Interview

Learning to live with lynx

Learning to live with lynx
By Rewilding Britain
18 May 2018

The lynx reintroduction debate is about people and shared understanding. So we need balanced, factual information, as presented by a striking…

Feature

Inspirational reading for spring-summer

Inspirational reading for spring-summer
By Rewilding Britain
18 May 2018

Wilding is a powerful and deeply personal account of how the Knepp Estate became a rewilding success story – there’s also something special for…

News

Give your stamp of approval

Give your stamp of approval
By Rewilding Britain
17 May 2018

New Royal Mail stamps celebrate successful species reintroductions

Opinion

25-year environment plan – is this a turning point for rewilding?

25-year environment plan – is this a turning point for rewilding?
By Rewilding Britain
16 Jan 2018

Green Brexit initiative could lead to the rise of self-sustaining, nature-based economies that work for people and nature

Second Nature

Second Nature
By Rewilding Britain
19 Nov 2017

Charlie Burrell on Rewilding Britain’s focus on developing pilot projects around the country, and a visit by BBC’s Countryfile to his own rewilding…

Interview

The Red Squirrel: a Future in the Forest - book and interview

The Red Squirrel: a Future in the Forest - book and interview
By Rewilding Britain
13 Sep 2017

We take a peek at this stunning picture perfect book, and talk to SCOTLAND: The Big Picture’s Peter Cairns about the rewilding message behind…

Q&A with Rewilding Britain director, Rebecca Wrigley

Q&A with Rewilding Britain director, Rebecca Wrigley
02 Aug 2017

The acting director for Rewilding Britain updates us on the last two years and shares plans for the future

Rewilding Britain and Rewilding Europe join forces

Rewilding Britain and Rewilding Europe join forces
02 Aug 2017

Organisations agree to work more closely towards shared vision of rewilding across Europe Rewilding Europe and Rewilding Britain…

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…