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Introducing our new Rewilding Network

Introducing our new Rewilding Network
By Rewilding Britain
22 Jul 2020

We are working to launch a new network to upscale rewilding across Britain. Sara King, our new network develop manager, reveals more.

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New network to spearhead rapid rewilding across Britain

New network to spearhead rapid rewilding across Britain
By Rewilding Britain
22 Jul 2020

A new project spearheading rapid and massively upscaled rewilding will be launched by Rewilding Britain later this year, to tackle the nature…

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The Langholm Moor Community Buyout: tackling climate change, ecological restoration and community regeneration

The Langholm Moor Community Buyout: tackling climate change, ecological restoration and community regeneration
By Rewilding Britain
07 May 2020

In the South of Scotland the community of Langholm is preparing for one of the most ambitious plans of a generation.

Feature

Rewilding Britain in Five Years

Rewilding Britain in Five Years
By Rewilding Britain
14 Jul 2020

Rewilding Britain turns five! Here’s a snapshot of our key achievements and influences so far.

Feature

8 Key messages from the Rewilding the Sea Conference

8  Key messages from the Rewilding the Sea Conference
By Rewilding Britain
30 Jun 2020

What we want to share from 2020’s Rewilding the Sea Conference (the best bits).

News

Public consultation on UK Government’s Environmental Land Management scheme

Public consultation on UK Government’s Environmental Land Management scheme
By Rewilding Britain
30 Jun 2020

Submit your views and support the inclusion of rewilding as a key option in the new scheme

News

Beaver culling in Scotland: what's the issue?

Beaver culling in Scotland: what's the issue?
By Rewilding Britain
17 Jun 2020

Concern is mounting that beaver culling in Tayside, Scotland threatens the viable population. Here's our digested read of the issue.

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The Agriculture Bill: Rewilding Britain’s recommendations for government

The Agriculture Bill: Rewilding Britain’s recommendations for government
By Rewilding Britain
08 Jun 2020

This week, the Government’s new Agriculture Bill will get its second reading in the House of Lords. Here’s how we are influencing the Lords ahead…

Feature

Aspen and eagles

Aspen and eagles
By Rewilding Britain
26 May 2020

A former royal ordnance factory close to Glasgow airport might be an unlikely setting for a new rewilding project, but that is all about to change.…

Feature

Beavers: getting ready to make a return from extinction

Beavers: getting ready to make a return from extinction
By Rewilding Britain
21 May 2020

After centuries of absence, beavers are set to return to the Norfolk countryside this spring thanks to the pioneering work of Wild Ken Hill.

Opinion

The relationship between rewilding and natural capital

The relationship between rewilding and natural capital
By Rewilding Britain
11 May 2020

These two great leaps in conservation thinking will help us face the environmental and social challenges of the 21st century argues Jonathan…

News

Funding for nature: our view

Funding for nature: our view
By Rewilding Britain
19 Mar 2020

A new Nature for Climate Fund is a step in the right direction from the UK Government - but we need so much more

Feature

Rewilding to enable natural flood management

Rewilding to enable natural flood management
By Rewilding Britain
13 Mar 2020

If we can rewild river catchments and floodplains, we can ease some of the severity of flooding across Britain

News

Agriculture Bill promises welcome reform

Agriculture Bill promises welcome reform
By Rewilding Britain
16 Jan 2020

New Agriculture Bill is one of the most important environmental reforms for many years

Feature

New Year Power Ups

New Year Power Ups
20 Dec 2019

What has the past year given rewilding? Here are 11 positive power ups to take us through next year

Let's restore nature: parliamentary debate

Let's restore nature: parliamentary debate
11 Nov 2019

MPs debate our petition and favour rewilding to help tackle climate and ecological breakdown

Where we are, and where we’re going - Autumn update

Where we are, and where we’re going - Autumn update
21 Oct 2019

Rebecca Wrigley and Alastair Driver share updates about the parliamentary debate of our petition, smaller scale rewilding, and the Summit to…

Why the wild swim

Why the wild swim
09 Jul 2019

Theatre-maker Liz Richardson believes in the therapeutic qualities of a cold dip in the great outdoors.

A community-led approach to snow leopard conservation

A community-led approach to snow leopard conservation
27 Jun 2019

We meet Bayarjargal Agvaantseren and hear about her work to create a 1.8 million acre nature reserve - a people-led success in snow leopard conservation.

News

100,000 sign to restore nature

100,000 sign to restore nature
03 Jun 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported our petition. Next stop - parliament.

News

Rewilding vs climate breakdown: warm words from government won’t be enough

Rewilding vs climate breakdown: warm words from government won’t be enough
31 May 2019

As our parliamentary petition to restore nature on a massive scale approaches 100,000 signatures, we outline the shift in ambition that the UK…

News

New report: How restoring nature can help decarbonise the UK

New report: How restoring nature can help decarbonise the UK
21 May 2019

Making nature-based changes to our land use can reduce emissions and draw carbon back out of the atmosphere.

Interview

Extinction? Re-pelican.

Extinction? Re-pelican.
30 Apr 2019

'Rebirding: Rewilding Britain and its Birds' offers a bold look at the past, present and future.

Opinion

We need swift and decisive action to tackle climate breakdown

We need swift and decisive action to tackle climate breakdown
18 Apr 2019

Gillian Burke, biologist, writer and TV presenter shares her motivation for supporting our petition asking the UK Government to restore nature…

Opinion

It's a climate emergency. Let's restore nature at scale.

It's a climate emergency. Let's restore nature at scale.
03 Apr 2019

Rebecca Wrigley explains how we're supporting the global call for 'natural climate solutions' in Britain

Fantastic mini-beasts (and how to revive them)

Fantastic mini-beasts (and how to revive them)
12 Mar 2019

Insect populations are crashing around the world, with potentially profound consequences for life as we know it. What can we do?

Opinion

"Let's allow nature to take care of itself" - introducing our new Chair, George Levvy

21 Feb 2019

Rewilding Britain's new Chair of Trustees explains what motivated him to join our mission.

Opinion

Rooting Around for Answers

Rooting Around for Answers
13 Feb 2019

Wild boar have a damaged reputation but create a kaleidoscope of habitats for other species. Izzy Taylor shares some thoughts from the field.

Feature

Welcoming Summit to Sea

Welcoming Summit to Sea
04 Oct 2018

It's been two years in the planning. Our chief executive Rebecca Wrigley shares her views on our ambitious new project in mid-Wales.

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…