To help everybody play an active role in rewilding
At Wilderlife we’re on a mission to show how everybody can play an important and active role in rewilding our land! Me, you, my neighbour Geoff, your Aunty Betty, everybody! Don’t know much about nature? No problem! All you have to do is pick up some super simple ‘Ecological Knowledge’ from us and let your imagination run wild!
The result? You’ll soon be scattering seeds, building dams, exploring untrodden paths, trimming branches, and nibbling nuts in ways that create new places for wildlife to thrive as you reconnect with nature!
What is Ecological Knowledge?
Ecological Knowledge includes information and skills that teach people to regenerate and rewild the land by replicating the behaviour of wild animals and our nature loving ancestors. Ecological Knowledge enables you to connect with nature in ways that will actually increase the number of birds, insects, mammals, and wildflowers thriving in the places where you live and work.
At Wilderlife we will show you simple techniques that closely mimic the actions of large wild animals and our hunter gatherer ancestors. These techniques enhance biodiversity, empower people, and generate more wild food for us all to eat. But that’s not all. Ecological Knowledge gives us a greater understanding of how nature functions and the important role we can all play as engineers of a wilder world. Not only is this fantastic news for the planet, it’s going to be a really positive step for you too, because being a part of nature is what makes us all truly human.
Looking at our past to reimagine our future
In the past our wild places were made richer by the trampling, logging, chomping, plopping and rambling of wild animals including bison, bear, beaver, lynx, and - let’s not forget – people!
Today we have lost many of these magnificent animals from our land. Where they are returning, fencing, motorways and urban sprawl have massively reduced access to important feeding and breeding areas. That’s why our Ecological Knowledge can play a vital role. By managing our local areas based on rewilding principles we can turn the tide on biodiversity loss and create habitats more resilient to climate change! This is particularly true of our smaller spaces such as gardens, parks, verges, school playing fields, and urban green spaces – in fact anywhere where people live and work!
Nature is for everybody
But Ecological Knowledge isn’t just for city dwellers. There is also a responsibility on private landowners, national park authorities, wildlife conservation organisations and others involved in landscape scale rewilding to consider how they can encourage people on to land protected for nature. The public must be given opportunities to play an integral part in regenerating biodiversity and learning the critical importance of rich ecosystems through hands on activities in the wild. Ecological Knowledge is a way to deliver this learning through immersive experiences that will leave a lasting impression on participants for years to come.
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