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AN ALLIANCE FOR A WILDER EARTH
The Global Rewilding Alliance consists currently of 106 practitioner and messenger organizations working in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and globally that pursue the same vision and approach: To heal the planet by initiating processes that aim to recover the natural beauty, diversity and resilience of earth and to so secure also that coming generations can enjoy the richness of earth. All organizations have signed on to the Global Rewilding Charta, which outlines the principles behind Rewilding.
“To restore stability to our planet, we must restore its biodiversity, the very thing that we’ve removed. It’s the only way out of this crisis we’ve created – we must rewild the world.” ~ Sir David Attenborough, “A life on our planet”
WHAT IS REWILDING
Rewilding means helping nature heal. Rewilding means giving space back to wildlife and returning wildlife back to the land, as well as to the seas. Rewilding means the mass recovery of ecosystems and the life-supporting functions they provide. Rewilding is about allowing natural processes to shape whole ecosystems so that they work in all their colorful complexity to give life to the land and the seas.
The wilderness community and the global rewilding movement pay tribute to a founding father, Dave Foreman.
Vance Martin, president of WILD, responds to Rewilding the American West, a recently published article by BioScience.
In a historic vote on July 28, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the universal human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment.
WHERE WE WORK
WHAT WE DO
Rewilding means helping nature heal itself. It is about conserving the most intact remaining, natural places on Earth at the same time as recovering the life-supporting functions of nature in connected land- and seascapes. It is about restoring the web of life, from cities to the wildest places on the planet, by taking the long-term view and embracing natural solutions to environmental, social and economic challenges.
Our alliance thinks creatively and shapes new opportunities for local livelihoods and the wider economy anchored in a more secure future with healthy nature and much higher climate resilience. We learn from ecological and human history to shape a future where nature is supports us and is supported by us. We recognize that human health is inextricably linked to ecological health. We initiate the comeback of numerous species from sea otters to sharks, bison to wolves, salmon to spider monkeys, and by doing so strengthen the web of life and stabilize the climate emergency. We believe in ecological justice and a respectful relationship with nature.
We create positive change and a future in which both people and nature thrive.
A world where restored wildlands provide and secure a future for people and the planet.