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Think Big. Vote Wild.

The next general election will be held on 4 July.

It’s time to let nature lead. 

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We need the next UK Government to Think Big and Act Wild for nature, people and planet.

30% by 2030

It’s time for a wilder future

The UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world with just half (53%) of its biodiversity remaining, a figure that places us in the bottom 10%[1] of the world’s countries for the state of our nature. 

We need our next government to make radical changes to reverse this decline, and commit to nature recovery through dedicating 30% of land and seas to rewilding by 2030.

Vote wild

Please take 30 seconds to add your voice by signing our petition or contacting your local candidates.

By working with nature rather than against it, rewilding offers hope and the opportunity to give nature (and us) a chance. It can help us transition to a nature-rich, low-carbon future while delivering real, locally generated benefits today. These benefits include carbon storage, climate resilience, thriving biodiversity, vibrant green economies, local livelihoods, flood mitigation, healthier air, water and soils, and improved health and wellbeing.

We estimate around 1% of Britain is currently rewilding and we need each political party to put rewilding 30% of land and seas at the top of their election promises. We’ve done the hard work for political leaders and created the 30% Rewilding Manifesto to enable our future government to act swiftly and decisively to protect, restore and rewild nature in Britain.

Our 30% rewilding manifesto

Our manifesto has five key calls to action to create positive and inclusive change on land and at sea:

  1. Rapidly deliver 30% rewilding by 2030: Catalyse rewilding to help us transition to a nature-rich, low-carbon future while delivering real, locally-generated benefits today.
  2. Expand nature-based jobs and businesses: Incentivise and invest in nature-based economies linked to rewilding as part of a just, green transition.
  3. Make wild nature a right for all: Improve access to and restore our connection with wilder nature to benefit all our health and wellbeing. 
  4. Empower communities to lead rewilding: Place people and communities at the heart of decisions about our land and seas and its recovery.
  5. Create a game-changing shift in rewilding funding and investment: Drive long-term, sustainable, public and private investment into 30% rewilding delivery within a financial system that values and invests in nature

Read our Rewilding manifesto in full.

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What is rewilding?

Rewilding is about hope for tackling the nature and climate emergencies, whilst delivering a wide range of benefits for people and local communities. It is the large-scale restoration of nature until it can take care of itself — and us — again. In a world wrecked by biodiversity loss, habitat destruction and climate breakdown, rewilding can replenish nature’s remarkable web of life — restoring habitats, natural processes, and the diversity and abundance of native species.

Take action this general election

Thank you for standing up for nature.

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Sign the petition

Vote wild and tell your local candidates standing in the general election about the rewilding manifesto by sending a pre-written email.

Add your voice
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Join us at the march

Make sure rewilding is amongst the calls to Restore Nature Now by joining us in London on 22 June at a peaceful, family-friendly demonstration of tens of thousands of nature lovers.

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Spread the word

Encourage others to stand up for nature by using our readymade social media assets and poster to champion this campaign.

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