On March 20th of this year, conservationists around the world will celebrate the first annual World Rewilding Day to expand awareness of rewilding, one of the most powerful and widely available methods for stabilizing the climate crisis.
Rewilding is the simply the action of helping nature heal itself. Rewilding practitioners engage in a multitude of activities including reintroducing native species, protecting watersheds, and restoring wildlands to their natural state.
A growing body of research shows that by restoring wildlands we can quickly and effectively achieve at least 37% of global carbon capture targets, and increase the probability of avoiding the catastrophic effects of runaway climate change.
World Rewilding Day was born out of the planning that took place for the 11th World Wilderness Congress and the Global Rewilding Charter. Recognizing the vast promise and potential encompassed in simple actions that allow nature to heal itself, scientists and conservation leaders started to coalesce around the idea that rewilding can empower millions of people around the world to take actions that restore nature and help combat climate change.
ReWild Africa is at the forefront of the global rewilding movement and one of the planners of World Rewilding Day. Ecosystem loss is a deeply complex and systemic issue which requires that everyone plays their part in exploring and supporting solutions. We strive to play our part by being a voice for the wild and these solutions, and encouraging a shared humanity between people and the rest of nature, where each can thrive. The first-annual World Rewilding Day falls on March 20, 2021 in the same year the United Nations launches the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. To find more information, please visit www.rewildingglobal.org/rewilding-day, or contact Sam Chevallier on firstname.lastname@example.org.