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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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Walking from work for the rewilding cause

Walking from work for the rewilding cause
By Rewilding Britain
09 Aug 2015

Andrew Allen gets close to the land walking from work in London to home in Cambridgeshire

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Setting up Wild4Good, a community rewilding network

Setting up Wild4Good, a community rewilding network
By Rewilding Britain
06 Aug 2015

A group of thinkers and do-ers in Sussex wants to get a local rewilding bandwagon rolling

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The beaver is back! And Jim Crumley's been watching them

The beaver is back! And Jim Crumley's been watching them
By Rewilding Britain
14 Jul 2015

Read an extract from his new book 'Nature's Architect: the beaver's return to our wild landscapes.'