In his book, “A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future (2020)” and the subsequent feature film (2020), Sir David Attenborough calls upon every one of us to help rewild our earth. Watch the documentary for free HERE.

What is rewilding?

Rewilding is the restoration of ecosystems to the point where nature is allowed to take care of itself. It can help to reverse species extinction, tackle climate change and improve our overall health and wellbeing. Rewilding requires a rebalancing of nature and people. (SOURCE)

Traditional Conservation vs Rewilding

Rewilding involves active and deliberate interventions to restore certain properties of ecosystems that make them healthy and diverse. Contrary to ‘pure conservation,’ the goal of rewilding is not necessarily to bring back previously lost habitats, but rather to restore ecosystems to support plant and animal life and be resilient to changes. While pure conservationist approaches try and protect lands from destructive human interventions, rewilding recognizes that passive conservation alone cannot always keep pace with rapid global change. (SOURCE)

How can you help to rewild our planet?

  • Domestication of our gardens and natural areas disturbs and removes vital species. Ditch the fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides and allow nature to find its own balance again.
  • Plant endemic trees and shrubs.
  • Preserve our wild spaces by keeping our trails and playgrounds clean. Challenge yourselves and your loved ones to start by picking up one piece of litter every time you are out and about.
  • Support causes that focusses on keystone species research, conservation, and reintroduction.
  • Support causes that focusses on habitat restoration and conservation.
  • Support community upliftment and education projects.
  • Educate yourselves on rewilding and how we all can play a vital part.

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