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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…

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

Feature

11 Quite Interesting Things We Learned About Wolves

11 Quite Interesting Things We Learned About Wolves
By Rewilding Britain
22 Oct 2015

We spent two fascinating days at the Wolf Awareness Weekend…

News

Meet our Scotland director

Meet our Scotland director
By Rewilding Britain
19 Oct 2015

Our new Scotland director, David Balharry, introduces himself prior to taking up his position on 2 November

Events

Mammal Society's Autumn Symposium

Mammal Society's Autumn Symposium
By Rewilding Britain
15 Oct 2015

Rewilding Britain director, Helen Meech, joins speakers on 27 October

Feature

Living with predators

Living with predators
By Rewilding Britain
19 Sep 2015

There's room in Scotland for different land uses - farming and top predators can co-exist

Feature

Should businesses take a walk on the rewilding side?

Should businesses take a walk on the rewilding side?
By Rewilding Britain
09 Sep 2015

Rewilding may be good for the soul but there is growing evidence it could also be good for the bottom line

Film

Rewilding Scotland: a short film

Rewilding Scotland: a short film
By Rewilding Britain
25 Aug 2015

George Tomlinson provides an insight into rewilding with some of the movement's pioneers in Scotland