What is rewilding and
why does it matter?
Rewilding means to restore land to its natural uncultivated
state. Rewilding is based on the principle that nature knows best when it comes
to protecting itself. But due to the damage we have already done to the natural
world, it needs a helping hand to recover to the point where it can do that.
Across Europe, we’ve lost massive amounts of native flora and fauna that are
essential to keeping our ecosystems balanced.
Rewilding means taking actions like reintroducing species
that have disappeared, allowing forests to regenerate and preventing the
fragmentation of rivers.
In the documentary, A Life On Our Planet, Sir David
Attenborough spent an hour journeying through the enormous biodiversity loss
the world has experienced during his 94 years. Then asked, “So what do we do?”
His answer:“To restore stability to our
planet we must restore its biodiversity, the very thing that we’ve removed… We
must rewild the world.”