Rewilding Britain is a charity set up by people with a passion for nature. [They] believe rewilding provides hope for the future for people and nature. Through rewilding we can start to reverse centuries of ecological damage. We can re-establish natural processes, reconnect with nature and regain wonder for the natural world.
The above is what the website www.rewildingbritain.org.uk says about itself – and I am all for it! I have an interest and an academic background in Wildlife Conservation; so, I am bound to be interested.
Many years ago (around the turn of the millennium) I was fortunate enough to study BSc. Wildlife Conservation at Plymouth Uni. No big, I was pretty crap at it. However, the passion I hold for the diversity of eco-systems within Great Britain is still there.
“Rewilding Britain will help to bring the land and seas of this beautiful country back to life. I’m delighted that this is happening. It’s great news for wildlife and for people.”
– Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Yes there are better people for the job (I cannot watch a wildlife documentary without have PTSD flashbacks) but, surely, this very Blog article is the start of something? The more people that are made aware of the great work done by the small group of people who have dedicated their life towards a sustainable future then the more their message will be spread.
Imagine our natural habitats growing instead of shrinking. Where space for nature is expanding beyond small pockets of reserves. Imagine species diversifying and thriving, instead of declining. That’s rewilding.