Our approach to wilding focuses on participation, information sharing and empowering young people - what we call 'DIY-ilding'. DIY-ilding serves as a message to ourselves and other like-minded young people in the UK that we don't need to wait for big players to buy land and fund professional, large-scale, often profit-orientated rewilding projects - though such projects are vital in our current context. We can connect local young people to local small-scale rewilding projects and create a beautiful countrywide mosaic of human-scale ecological projects, that don't just restore nature and absorb carbon, but give us an opportunity to learn, to have our voices heard and to actively engage in the process of nature's restoration, so helping cultivate a new generation of environmental stewards.
POP-UP WILDING SITES
The first phase of our plan will involve working with landowners, volunteers and local wildlife experts with the aim to develop number of small-scale wilding projects across the UK
Once we've built momentum, we aim to provide the necessary resources for others to do the same in community-led wilding projects up and down the country
Our ultimate goal is to create a diverse patchwork of local wilding projects which invigorate and empower a generation of nature-lovers