What is rewilding?

Nature is our life support system, it’s the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the energy that sustains us. And it’s in trouble. Wildlife is in dramatic decline. Species extinction and catastrophic climate change threaten all life on Earth. We must take action. 

Nature has the power to heal itself and to heal us, if we let it. That’s what rewilding is all about; restoring ecosystems to the point where nature can take care of itself, and restoring our relationship with the natural world. Reconnecting with what matters.

Rewilding is hope for the future.

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Defining rewilding SBP Peter Cairns

Defining rewilding

Rewilding takes a big picture, holistic approach to helping nature recover and flourish. Here’s our definition

Why rewilding SBP Neil Mc Intyre

Why we need rewilding

Rewilding can help reverse species extinction, tackle climate change and improve our overall health and wellbeing

Seal kelp SBP Alexander Mustard

Examples of rewilding

Rewilding is about creating the conditions for nature to thrive, re-establishing natural processes to repair ecosystems and boost biodiversity

Creag Meagaidh SBP MH

Have we space to rewild?

We have the space but we need to collaborate and innovate to drive nature recovery and support people and communities into the future

Rewilding conservation

Rewilding and conservation

Conservation has been doing a vital job working for nature for decades. Rewilding is set to take it to the next level

Reconnecting w nature Mark Hamblin SBP

People’s place in nature

Our disconnection with nature has caused damage to the planet and ourselves. Rewilding can help re-establish our place


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Defining rewilding

Rewilding takes a big picture, holistic approach to helping nature recover and flourish. Here’s our definition