WORLD REWILDING DAY

Join us to celebrate the inspiring rewilding movement:
March 20th, 2024

#hopeintoaction

Welcome to the archived page for World Rewilding Day 2024, which contains just a glimpse of all the fantastic and important things that took place on the day under the banner of #HopeIntoAction.

For a deep dive, please also have a look at the Reflections on World Rewilding Day post.

WORLD REWILDING DAY:

HOPE INTO ACTION

Rewilding is a practical solution to multiple problems that is actively restoring ecosystems in order to secure a thriving future for all. World Rewilding Day brings together rewilders and supporters from all around the world to celebrate our growing global movement.

This year’s theme #HopeIntoAction emphasises how rewilders are taking action to bring nature roaring back – hope is a doing word! Rewilders, fuelled by hope, take action that is addressing the climate crisis and reducing fire, flood and drought – as well as reversing nature’s decline.

Join us on this exciting journey filled with captivating stories that celebrate nature’s resilient comeback. Discover far-reaching and often unforeseen benefits that arise when we partner with nature.

REWILDERS IN ACTION!

Watch 60 seconds of rewilding around the world. Behind every restored ecosystem and species return, there is a team of inspirational people who are partnering with nature. See here how they are transforming hope into action!

COLLECTIVE IMPACT REPORT
World’s first attempt to summarise the collective impact of the global rewilding movement

This visually stunning, highly accessible 50-page report integrates many great stories, ideas and resources from across the movement. It is intended as a resource for the whole rewilding movement.

With this hugely rewarding read, we are showing that rewilding truly is a global movement now and that rewilders are organised, innovative, evidence-based, persistent, and pragmatic people – they are putting Hope Into Action.

We warmly invite you to give yourself time to read the many inspiring stories that we share here – you will be richly rewarded.

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GET INVOLVED
in World Rewilding Day 2024

The main ways you can get involved to help celebrate on March 20th are:

1 – Follow these hashtags

Look out for these hashtags on your faviourite platforms; like, share and repost the uplifting stories and hopeful messages that represent the work of successful rewilders around the globe.

#WorldRewildingDay
#Rewilding
#HopeintoAction
#Innovation
#GenerationRestoration

 

2 – Social Media Toolkit

Download our specially prepared Social Media Toolkit for World Rewilding Day 2021, containing videos, posts, messaging, hashtags and other useful resources to help us spread the word that when the world comes together for rewilding, extraordinary transformations occur!

3 – Attend an event

There are lots of events taking place to celebrate World Rewilding Day 2024. Below is a list of just a few, but you can search online for other things happening in your part of the world.

4 – New to rewilding?

Scroll down for a quick introduction to the practical solution that is helping to restore ecosystems and secure a thrioving future for all of us.

 

5 – Get on board

Join us on this journey of discovery in embracing hope and taking action to help nature’s resilient comeback, and celebrate the far-reaching and often unforeseen benefits that arise when we partner with nature!

AMAZING, ORDINARY, HOPEFUL PEOPLE ON EVERY CONTINENT,

ARE AT THE HEART OF THE REWILDING MOVEMENT

“When I am in the Lika Plains, I feel I have to say ‘yes’ to the world. I feel a great sense of beauty and freedom, all together.”
Says Marija Krnjajić, Team Leader at Rewilding Velebit.

Watch A New Path for the Velebit Mountains to meet these inspiring rewilders.

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grizzly bear footprint

Bears are returning on their own! American Prairies celebrate the return of the grizzly bear – an iconic symbol of prairie wildness – to their rewilding project in a hopeful act of ‘passive rewilding’.

Click here to read more on americanprairie.org

Another Day in the Office reveals the unique encounters of rewilders in the Peace Parks Foundation’s offices.

From elephants joining their team meetings, lizards co-piloting the airplane, to hitchhiking snakes! Don’t miss it!

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“[Rewilding] offers people as well as nature itself lots of new possibilities”
Says Todor Todorov, Enterprise Officer at Rewilding Rhodopes.

Watch The Circle of Life in the Rhodope Mountains to see how nature’s return is transforming the lives of local people.

“We never imagined that they would return there.”

Giant Anteater found in Brazil for the first time in over 100 years following Rewilding Argentina’s rewilding efforts in Iberá.

Read more about the Ibera Project on rewildingargentina.org

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FOLLOW WORLD REWILDING DAY:

#WorldRewildingDay
#Rewilding
#HopeintoAction
#Innovation
#GenerationRestoration

REWILDING PROVIDES PRACTICAL HOPE BASED ON REAL, POSITIVE ACTIONS HAPPENING NOW

In the Rewilding movement, hope is not some vague aspiration, it’s a plan of action.

Rewilders see the possibility of a better world for people by helping nature to rebound and thrive.

Rewilders are putting hope into action as they address the climate emergency, reversing biodiversity loss and converting widespread eco-anxiety into hope

REWILDERS ARE

Bringing more wildlife into cities including keystone species like Beavers

REWILDERS ARE

Creating beautiful nature corridors that encourage people to walk and cycle

REWILDERS ARE

Re-creating natural flood plains to catch water from cloudbursts and prevent flooding

REWILDERS ARE

Returning lost species to huge landscapes, offering new livelihoods for local people

REWILDERS ARE

Demonstrating how farmers can diversify their income in the face of climate change

REWILDERS ARE

Reducing the threat of climate change by enabling landscapes to draw down carbon

REWILDERS ARE

Preventing fire and reducing air and water pollution

SUPPORT REWILDING & REWILDERS WHEREVER YOU ARE

Rewilding hope isn’t abstract but takes root in the hands of the people – rewilders, local communities, indigenous peoples, businesses, and individuals.

Find your local organisation and connect with rewilders where you are.

ARE YOU A REWILDING ORGANISATION?

Become an alliance partner and get support from rewilders around the world

WE ARE INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL TO OUR CHAMPIONS FOR THEIR CORE SUPPORT FOR OUR WORK

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BEN GOLDSMITH

ANDRÉ HOFFMANN

Photo by Marcelo Mascareno, Rewilding Chile

FOLLOW WORLD REWILDING DAY:

#WorldRewildingDay
#Rewilding
#HopeintoAction
#Innovation
#GenerationRestoration