Definitions vary, but for us, rewilding is an evolving process of nature recovery that leads to restored ecosystem health, function and completeness.
To make rewilding happen, we work to:
Drive support for rewilding
Across all our activities – from our writing, visual media and presentations, to our rewilding experiences, engagement events and practical projects – we showcase positive stories to demonstrate how rewilding works and the benefits it can deliver for Scotland, driving support for rewilding as a solution to the climate and biodiversity crises.
Commit more land and water to rewilding
Through our land partnerships, we increase the area of land and water committed to rewilding. By connecting people to the relevant expertise and resources, we support and enable changes in land use and management. Through our communications and advocacy, we inspire others to apply rewilding principles and restore nature in their own space.
Return missing species
We work with our land partners and like-minded organisations to expand the range of existing species and return missing native species to our ecosystems. We are committed to bridging divided opinions and creating the conditions that allow threatened and lost species to thrive alongside people in Scotland.
Develop rewilding business
We recognise that, in many situations, rewilding has to pay. We develop new nature-based business models to establish rewilding as a legitimate and economically viable land use in Scotland, and we share the stories of those who have already found ways to make rewilding financially sustainable.