It’s about creating the conditions where ecosystems can recover and are better able to deliver nature-based solutions to contemporary environmental problems, such as climate change and biodiversity decline.
It is important to note that rewilding is a gradated and site-specific approach to conservation, where the goal is to move up a scale of wildness within the constraints of what is possible, and there is no absolute end point.
This is based on a linear yet dynamic interpretation of European spatial history, in which various patches of landscape have “unravelled” and become disaggregated – through agricultural intervention, for example.
It involves humans assuming a more passive role as observers in places where nature is wilder, and a more active role in areas where agriculture and other forms of land use predominate.
We want to align the recovering forces of nature with the forces of technology, economy and society.
We want to create a better future for people, planet and progress. We recognise that rewilding needs to be an economically viable proposition. We are developing rewilding models that generate revenues from three emerging markets: the production and sale of natural capital credits (such as carbon and biodiversity), hospitality and visitor businesses based on experiential recreation and events, and the production of premium “wild” products.