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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.

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…

Opinion

The Welsh Uplands – Death or Resurrection?

The Welsh Uplands – Death or Resurrection?
By Rewilding Britain
04 Feb 2016

The reality confounds all the good environmental intentions which have been promised for the uplands. Agricultural policy reform, agri-environment…

Opinion

My adventures in rewilding

My adventures in rewilding
27 Jan 2016

From reintroducing goshawks to planting woodland and digging ponds, falconer and farmer Nick Fox reflects on what rewilding has meant to him…

Feature

Reforestation in Norway: showing what’s possible in Scotland and beyond

Reforestation in Norway: showing what’s possible in Scotland and beyond
By Rewilding Britain
20 Jan 2016

Scotland and Norway suffered large-scale deforestation over centuries but over the last 100 years the trees have been returning to Norway. It…

Feature

Step forward the future of rewilding

Step forward the future of rewilding
By Rewilding Britain
23 Dec 2015

A new generation of young, keen conservationists are waiting in the wings to get stuck in says Peter Cooper of the movement, A Focus on Nature

Feature

Beavers and flood risk management

Beavers and flood risk management
By Rewilding Britain
18 Dec 2015

Beaver man, Derek Gow, and Mark Elliott of the Devon Wildlife Trust, tell us about the role beavers could play in managing flood risk in Britain

Opinion

Flooding, trees and rewilding

Flooding, trees and rewilding
By Rewilding Britain
08 Dec 2015

We believe rewilding has a crucial role to play in Britain’s efforts to adapt to climate change.

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

Feature

Bring on the revolution

Bring on the revolution
By Rewilding Britain
03 Nov 2015

Or, as Oxford academic Paul Jepson puts it, nature conservation badly needs an upgrade. Here he presents the case for experimental rewilding