We all have a vested interest in making our national parks wilder. Despite some superb conservation initiatives, our national parks are nature-depleted and shadows of what they could be, unable to cope with the climate and extinction challenges we face. We're urging the creation of core rewilding areas across 10% of our national parks and another 50% as nature recovery areas with a mix of habitats.
They can aid nature’s recovery and pave the way for thriving nature-based economies, jobs, and happier, more resilient communities that live and work within national parks. Wilder national parks will also boost our mental and physical wellbeing and provide endless opportunities for exploration, exercise and children’s development.
But what do we mean by wilder national parks? What could this look like? What steps can get us there? What’s already underway?