The Ecological Citizen

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Rewilding: The many-faceted movement that demands a resounding Yes

Sophi Veltrop

The Ecological Citizen Vol 6 No 1 2023: 45–51 [epub-081]

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First published: 14 December 2022  |  Permanent URL  |  Download citation in RIS format


As the word "rewilding" catches on in popular culture, the author revisits the concept's original context, land conservation, and connects that to how we may embrace rewilding nature in our own lives and locales. First coined as a conservation approach in the late twentieth century, rewilding has grown into a global phenomenon that spans continents, habitats and cultures. It remains at its core a powerful recipe for healing the Earth. In addition to large-scale passive and active rewilding, individuals and communities have a role to play. The author invites readers to join the movement in whatever way is accessible and meaningful to them.