A new charity launched last week, Rewilding Britain. It was a matter of time. There’s been a buzz about rewilding in the last couple of years, a growing sense of movement, but without any organisations dedicated specifically to rewilding. Projects have been on the local level, and as far as I can tell nobody has been working on rewilding advocacy or education.
So Rewilding Britain emerges neatly into a niche in the ecology of environmental charities, dedicated to “inspire, inform and build a wider movement for rewilding.” The organisation is inspired by George Monbiot’s book Feral, which is no surprise to me at all. If George hasn’t written the copy for the website, then they’ve borrowed liberally from his words: “Rewilding offers hope for wildlife, for humanity, for the planet. It’s our big opportunity to leave the world in a better state than it is today. To turn our silent spring into a raucous summer…”
So that’s all music to my ears. It’s early days yet, but there are plenty of projects to explore on the website, and lots on species re-introductions. For now, go and have a browse, follow them on Facebook and Twitter, make a donation, and let’s see where this goes.