Natural processes shape our world. These endless interactions between plants, animals and the elements weave the great web of life. Restoring natural processes is the key to rewilding. Helping woodlands regenerate and our seas recover, letting rivers meander, connecting up habitats to help wildlife move and adapt.
Rewilding is about encouraging the return of key species to chew and trample, build and tear, root and wallow, carry and chase. To do what they do to support and enrich life.
Boosting abundance and diversity of wildlife and habitats, that’s the goal. That’s the ecology of rewilding.
In this section
Natural processes lie at the heart of rewilding, but what are they and why do we talk about them so much?
Restoring natural processes is an essential part of rewilding. We explain what that means to rewilders across Britain
Grazing and browsing animals perform a vital role in shaping landscapes and driving natural processes. We explain how
Bringing back native species is a key part of re-establishing natural processes and restoring ecosystems
Keystone species and trophic cascades are key elements of healthy ecosystems. We explore what that means
From the tiny to the massive, every species plays a part in the grand design of life. Here are some of the larger movers and shapers native (mostly) to Britain
Encouraging the expansion of natural woodlands is crucial to restoring biodiversity and helping wildlife thrive
Woodlands can be natural, planted, native, ancient, cash crops and more. We look at how you might rewild them