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What is rewilding?

Rewilding offers hope. In a nutshell, it is the large-scale restoration of nature until it can take care of itself – and us – again. It’s about restoring nature’s remarkable web of life, including habitats, natural processes and, where appropriate, missing species.

Rewilding Britain wants to see rewilding flourishing across Britain, reconnecting us with nature, sustaining communities, and tackling the climate emergency and extinction crisis.

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woodland bluebells
 © Ben Porter

An introduction to rewilding

Start here to learn what rewilding is all about.

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Horned beef company owners in field with cow
 © Horned Beef Company

Examples of rewilding

Read about the variety of approaches to rewilding taking place around Britain.

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Eurasian elk
 © Belinda Greb / Wildscreen

Reintroductions and key species

How bringing back native species can be key to rewilding.

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