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UK Government’s England Tree Strategy Consultation

UK Government’s England Tree Strategy Consultation
By Rewilding Britain
03 Sep 2020

Tell Government to double woodland cover and support natural tree regeneration

News

Press release: Natural regeneration key to doubling woodlands and saving Britain’s crippled forests

Press release: Natural regeneration key to doubling woodlands and saving Britain’s crippled forests
By Rewilding Britain
04 Sep 2020

Allowing trees to naturally establish over huge areas could massively expand Britain’s woodlands more effectively and at a fraction of the cost…

News

Saving Scotland’s wild beavers

Saving Scotland’s wild beavers
By Rewilding Britain
28 Aug 2020

As Scotland's beaver killing season restarts, action by the Scottish Government is needed to help wild beavers survive

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

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.

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.

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

Give your stamp of approval

Give your stamp of approval
By Rewilding Britain
17 May 2018

New Royal Mail stamps celebrate successful species reintroductions

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

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

Reduce flood risk through rewilding, says report

Reduce flood risk through rewilding, says report
05 Sep 2016

A Rewilding Britain report highlights the key role of rewilding in reducing flood risk across Britain

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

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

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

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

Feature

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

Feature

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.'