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  • Ailsa Reynolds

Rewilding

Updated: Aug 11, 2023

Rewilding has been around for a while with some very successful examples across the world - one of the most famous being the reintroduction of the wolf in Yellowstone National Park.

A lone wolf on bare, brown soil with sparse tress in the background

Other successful projects have been the reintroduction of European bison to the Netherlands, and the Siberian Tiger Introduction Project in South Korea John David of Treehugger defined it as “giving the land back to wildlife and wildlife back to the land” where natural places are restored, present species supported and lost species reintroduced with the aim of restoring natural rhythms and processes.

Despite some debates about how rewilding should take place, and concerns about the survivability of reintroduced species, the benefits are enormous - increased carbon storage, increased biodiversity, improved health of rivers and water flow, including reduction in flooding.

Here work is going on in Scotland to enable the general public to become more aware of rewilding and what it can achieve.


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