WE ARE BUSY REWILDING THE PLANET
Rewilding is a fundamental shift in our relationship with nature. It is a movement for the benefit of all life on earth; bringing back key animal species regenerates ecosystems and enhances the services we all depend on to thrive – from clean water to fresh air and thriving landscapes
Since 2021, our alliance partners have influenced the rewilding of more than 2,000,000 square km of land and sea in more than 120 countries around the world.
Alliance Partners (and growing)
We use a 4 step approach
We Gather Evidence
Safeguarding biodiversity is an essential act to sustain life as we know it. We advance the rewilding movement with world-class science, evidence, and ideas proving that rewilding needs to be at the centre of environmental policy and action.
We Advocate For Change
Based on our strong scientific evidence and increased public support, we influence policy and call for the restoration of wildlife populations to be included as a key nature-based solution.
We Inspire Communities
We raise awareness on rewilding and share practical hope for everyone. We invite people everywhere to understand rewilding and to participate in this inspiring movement.
We Accelerate Rewilders’ Journeys
We build partnerships with organisations and local communities to create the movement for rewilding and ecological restoration. We support our Alliance Partners by helping them connect to one another, learn from each other and work together towards shared goals.
Which feeds back into the first stage, gathering evidence to advance the rewilding movement. And so the cycle continues.
Rewilding around the world
Mid 19th century
Henry David Thoreau & John Muir advocate for preserving wilderness areas in response to rapid industrialisation and urbanisation, leading to environmental degradation.
World’s first National Park in Yellowstone, USA officially starting the conservation movement.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds marks the beginning of the organised conservation movement in the UK.
The term ”Rewilding” is shared by conservationists Michael Soulé & Reed Noss. The idea of trophic cascades emerges: predators and large grazers have cascading effects on ecosystems, helping to maintain balance.
Rewilding gains traction as a holistic approach to conservation: larger core areas, corridors between them + reintroducing key species starts restoring whole ecosystems.