Nature recovery is vital across land and at sea. Our land has been deforested, over-grazed, burned and degraded. Our seas have been overfished, dredged and polluted. Land and sea are inextricably connected: salmon need healthy rivers to spawn, nutrients from the sea enrich our soils, kelp forests absorb tons of carbon.
Everything is connected. Our urban spaces, our gardens and parks, are all part of the bigger picture. The more we can connect up nature-rich areas, and get natural processes working, the stronger our life support system will be.
Full rewilding may not happen everywhere but we can take a rewilding approach anywhere.
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We have the space but we need to collaborate and innovate to drive nature recovery and support people and communities into the future
Our seas have suffered centuries of unsustainable abuse. It’s time to rewild and restore the richness of ocean life
Healthy rivers, lakes and wetlands are vital for life on Earth, which why we need to rewild the water in our landscapes
Rewilding is doing what you can to help nature do its thing. We look at how this works on a smaller scale
Conservation has been doing a vital job working for nature for decades. Rewilding is set to take it to the next level
Healthy seabeds drive a richer marine ecology, which is why these marine rewilding projects are so vitally important
We explain what wetlands are and what influences their return to a more natural state
Think like a bird, be like a boar and get back to nature. Our top tips will make your personal green space a little wilder and more attractive for wildlife