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Introducing World Rewilding Day

Guest bloggers
Published 19 Mar 2021 
by WILD Foundation 


Conservationists around the world today celebrate the first annual World Rewilding Day to raise awareness of rewilding, one of the most powerful and widely available methods for stabilising the climate crisis.

Rewilding is the simple action of helping nature heal itself.

Rewilding practitioners engage in a range of activities including reintroducing native species, protecting water sources, and intervening with land management techniques to help ecosystems recover.

A growing body of research shows that by restoring nature, we can quickly and effectively achieve at least 37% of global carbon capture targets and increase the probability of avoiding catastrophic effects of runaway climate change.

No one person can rewild the planet by themselves. That is why the Global Rewilding Alliance brings people together from around the world to make rewilding a success.

The alliance is made up of scientists and conservation leaders that recognise the vast promise and potential encompassed in simple actions that allow nature to heal itself. It is based on the idea that rewilding can empower millions of people around the world to take action to restore nature and help combat climate change.

World Rewilding Day was born out of the planning that took place for the 11th World Wilderness Congress and the Global Rewilding Charter and falls in the same year the United Nations launches the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.

We are proud to be part of the global rewilding movement.

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