Across Europe, the ongoing success of rewilding initiatives is already leading to the development of new nature-based economies, providing a much-needed economic stimulus for rural communities. And in the UK, the rewilding of marginal land has already been proven to significantly boost job numbers and volunteering opportunities.
In the UK, the business of rewilding will be increasingly impacted by the growing need and opportunity to create a land economy based on the services and benefits generated by natural asset restoration, creation and management.
Coupled with this, investment markets are increasingly keen to finance rewilding initiatives. Major companies and institutions are looking to include offsetting as part of their aspiration to become both carbon neutral and nature positive (now an expected part of every organisation’s Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance strategy), and landowners are exploring and implementing nature-based business models.
In addition, the way that society attributes value to products and services – and consequently the way that people want to spend money – is also changing, with personalised experiences increasingly in demand. This, together with technological developments and a growing desire to spend leisure time closer to home, is translating into burgeoning business opportunities for areas with higher quality nature.
In short, a growing number of landowners, businesses and investment institutions are now taking financial decisions that support nature recovery.
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