Rewilding is a form of ecological restoration aimed at increasing biodiversity and restoring natural processes. The term was grounded in a scientific context in 1998 by conservation biologists Michael Soulé and Reed Noss. Then, American David Foreman, founded the Rewilding Institute. In 2011 Rewilding Europe was established by Frans Schepers, Staffan Widstrand, Neil Birnie, and Wouter Helmer. Rewilding now extends across Europe with various factors in existence in numerous countries.
Closer to our European home and hearts, a huge element of rewilding leadership exists in the United Kingdom, with some of the most prominent names in the field being Charles Burrell, and Isabella Tree of Knepp Estate; Ben Goldsmith in Somerset, England, and Paul Lister at Alladale Estate in Scotland. All mentioned have rewilded aspects of their land in the UK, with much celebration. We have been genuinely influenced by these environmental giants.
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