Young people collaborating for a wilder UK
Bringing nature back - together
Youngwilders brings together young people and landowners to facilitate wilding projects under 100 acres in the UK. We are growing the knowledge base for nature restoration on a smaller scale, sharing expertise and creating opportunities for young people to shape a wilder world.
Join the wilding movement
Whether you have a parcel of land, time to commit to the cause, knowledge that could help with wilding, or an idea for a wilding enterprise, we would love to hear from you.
Britain's Ailing Ecology
Traditional biodiversity conservation has achieved some outstanding successes in protecting nature in the UK.
Yet we still face what is now widely recognised as an ecological crisis - the State of Nature 2019 report found the UK to be amongst the most nature-depleted countries in the world.
Since 1970, 41% of UK species declined and at least 15% are now threatened with extinction. For us, it seems clear that our practices need to change a great deal to turn the tables on this ecological tragedy.
Our vision is optimistic.
We aren’t trying to just protect ‘what’s left’, or to fence nature away from people. The solution we favour is an increase in wilder places of all sizes, and many more people invested in their creation, care and enjoyment.
Our story in brief
The excellent work of wilding advocates and organisations in the UK has whipped up huge public support for wilding in recent years. What we feel is missing from the current wilding landscape is ideas about how best to harness this momentum and facilitate the wilding acceleration it promises. Four friends with a passion for nature decided this was an issue they might have the solution for and so youngwilders was born.
"Nature always wears the colour of the spirit."