Alladale Wilderness Reserve’s 100 square kilometers of rugged mountains, forests, rivers and lochs are located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, just 1.5 hours north of Inverness. The Reserve is easily accessible via road, via the well maintained A9 along the east coast towards Tain. Our lodge, cottages and bunkhouse offer a variety of unparalleled experiences that allow guests to unwind and relax in a space more akin to your own home than a hotel.
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Our Mission: To provide expert guidance on integrated approaches to the management of natural and modified ecosystems to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. CEM has identified 13 themes as programmatic priority for 2017 – 2020 in its intersessional plan. Each theme has a group of experts working on issues related to it and has a Thematic Group Leader facilitating the group’s composition and functioning. Thematic groups can be joined by experts through our CEM application process.
Knepp is a 3,500 acre estate just south of Horsham, West Sussex. Since 2001, the land – once intensively farmed – has been devoted to a pioneering rewilding project. Using grazing animals as the drivers of habitat creation, and with the restoration of dynamic, natural water courses, the project has seen extraordinary increases in wildlife. Extremely rare species like turtle doves, nightingales, peregrine falcons and purple emperor butterflies are now breeding here; and populations of more common species are rocketing.
We have agreed to begin rewilding areas in North Somerset. This means we will be creating new habitats to enable wildlife to flourish as well as helping to address climate change. This will include planting trees and letting some areas of grass grow longer.
We’ve been looking at different parks, verges and open spaces that we own throughout the area to see if they’d be suitable for rewilding. We’re focusing on areas of grass that are closely mown every few weeks. This is called amenity grass. We manage around 2.5 million square metres of amenity grass. We’ll be planting around 50,000 young trees across North Somerset. Trees provide a habitat for a wide range of wildlife, giving both food and shelter. They also capture carbon in their leaves and in the wood for as long as they are alive.
The Rewilding Institute works to bring the science of conservation biology into both the big-picture and the day-to-day work of the wildlands and wildlife conservation movement, whether grassroots, professional, or agency. Through public presentations, educational materials, and a website, The Rewilding Institute explains the need for rewilding on a continental-scale. The Rewilding Institute provide direct aid to frontline conservation groups throughout the continent.
Rewilding Australia is linking Australia’s past with Australia’s future by restoring our ecosystems. Informed by science and Indigenous Ecological Knowledge, we are returning missing keystone species including quolls and devils. Quolls and devils play a significant role in regulating ecosystems – including introduced pest species, that damage our environment. By returning our quolls and devils, we might help a broad range of other important ecosystem engineer species, such as bandicoots, bettongs and potoroos. Rewilding Australia supports the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Strategy by working with Government, ecologists, land managers, traditional owners and communities, to educate, protect and restore Australia’s unique ecosystems. We’re also committed to working with Australia’s best ecologists and researchers to investigate novel methods of improving the outlook for Australia’s ecosystems
We work to encourage rewilding in Britain – to reverse ecological decline and help tackle climate breakdown. Our aspirations: Reverse the loss of biodiversity in large core areas of land and sea. Restore ecosystems to a functional and resilient state. Reignite people’s passion for the natural world. Revitalise local economies in ways that work ecologically. Reintegrate nature and society for the benefit of both. Reintroduce key missing species where it makes sense.
Current scientific research and theory, and conservation experience tell us that, to do serious conservation in North America, we must do conservation on the scale of North America. Furthermore, history, policy analysis, and conservation experience tell us that, to be effective in conservation work of all kinds, we must be guided by vision, strategy, and hope.>Based on these understandings, The Rewilding Institute Mission is: To develop and promote the ideas and strategies to advance continental-scale conservation in North America, particularly the need for large carnivores and a permeable landscape for their movement, and to offer a bold, scientifically credible, practically achievable, and hopeful vision for the future of wild Nature and human civilization in North America.
We want to make Europe a wilder place, with more space for wild nature, wildlife and natural processes. In bringing back the variety of life, we will continue to explore new ways for people to enjoy and earn a fair living from the wild. Our vision: Wild nature is recognised as a fundamental part of Europe’s heritage and an essential element in a modern, prosperous and healthy society. Our aim: to create large, rewilded landscapes in at least 10 different regions across Europe.
The Rewilding Foundation was established in 2009 as the Anatolian Leopard Foundation, to initially investigate the survival of the Anatolian leopard subspecies (Panthera pardus ssp. saxicolor) in the Taurus Mountains of southern Turkey. This legendary cat and the biggest of leopards, full of prowess and ferocity, was revered in Classical times, but also heavily persecuted throughout the ages. Its mainstay was the cradle of modern civilization, nowadays the fusion between modern Christian Europe and the Islamic East. The Anatolian leopard is an inspiring symbol for wildness as well as ancient culture and art. Moreover, it reminds us of the survival of a species throughout a violent history and into the birth of the modern age. The Rewilding Foundation is a founding member and advocate of the Rewilding Taskforce under the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM).
Boycotts are a form of consumer activism where people avoid buying products from a particular company as an expression of protest. There are many examples of successful boycotts, such as the five year campaign by Greenpeace that ended in 2009 after Kimberly-Clark agreed to stop sourcing their paper pulp from Canada’s Boreal Forest. [more info]. Please note, we do not call boycotts, rather we report boycotts that have been called by other organisations. See our criteria for sources used here. Boycotts called against companies for ‘political’ reasons have not been used in calculations of assessment, but are noted under ‘information’.