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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…

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

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

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…

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