News for: rewilding

Finding meaning in rewilding

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Rewilding is held back by quibbles over its precise definition and scope - we need simply to embrace it.

Rewilding is a simple concept: giving land back to wildlife and wildlife back to the land.

To rewild is to restore natural processes, revive degraded habitats, reintroduce species either missing or depleted, and then step back and watch as the ecosystem becomes self-willed and self-regulating once again in an alchemy of flux, dynamism and unpredictability.

‘Rewilding must enable ecosystems to become self-sustaining’

Monday, June 3, 2019

Better planning and implementation of ‘rewilding’ projects would benefit ecosystems and humans, scientists have said.

Researchers from several European institutions, including the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, have drawn up a blueprint suggesting how to plan and carry out rewilding, a concept that describes the attempt to restore large areas of land to become as natural as possible.

Call to rewild 100km of London’s rivers to help the city adapt to climate change

Thursday, May 30, 2019

London is the most vulnerable city in western Europe to climate-related impacts including floods and drought, according to a recent report from the Green Party on the London Assembly. Hundreds of schools, hospitals and tube stations in London are at risk of flooding, according to the report.

Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown

Thursday, April 18, 2019

To avoid a climate emergency we need to act fast. Rewilding and other natural climate solutions can draw millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the air through restoring and protecting our living systems. We call on the UK government to make a bold financial and political commitment to nature's recovery.

We need to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate breakdown. To do this we need both to reduce carbon emissions and to remove carbon from the atmosphere. By drawing down carbon, nature's recovery can help us reach net carbon zero.

Why rewilding is vital for wildlife and farmers

Monday, April 1, 2019

Rewilding is vital for our wildlife and good for farmers says Alastair Driver of Rewilding Britain, who makes an impassioned argument in support of rewilding in our latest podcast episode.

Our natural world is in trouble and Rewilding Britain’s Alastair Driver of Rewilding Britain argues that we must recreate wildlife-rich habitats on a huge scale and reintroduce lost species – and that this will be good for landowners and local people, too. Hear his impassioned argument here.

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