Wilderness & rewilding
National and international projects and organisations working towards rewilding and the preservation of wilderness areas.
European Wilderness Society
"Pan-European, wilderness and environmental advocacy organization with a dedicated multi-cultural and very experienced professional team of wilderness and wildlife specialists, nature conservationists, researchers and scientists, tourism experts, marketing and business professionals, legal advisors and wilderness advocates whose mission is to identify, designate, manage and promote Europe´s last old growth forests, wild-rivers, wild areas and wilderness."
Nicodemus Wilderness Project
Mission: To protect wildlife and our environment and to build future conservation leaders by engaging youth in environmental stewardship projects worldwide. Coordinates volunteer events worldwide that utilize the resources of the community to provide long-term environmental benefits for natural areas.
"A non-profit site purely meant to educate people and create communities of rewilding." Discussion forum.
"Our aim is the mass restoration of ecosystems in Britain - to reinstate natural processes and reintroduce missing species in Britain. We want to reverse the decline in nature so that living systems & our sense of wonder can thrive.
"Rewilding Europe is about making Europe a wilder place, with much more space for wildlife, wilderness and wild values. Bringing the variety of life back to Europe’s abandoned lands and exploring new ways for people to earn a good living from the wild."
"The essential source of information about the integration of traditional wildlife and wildlands conservation with conservation biology to advance landscape-scale conservation ... provides explanations of key concepts with downloadable documents and links to important papers, essential books, and many groups working on various continental-scale conservation initiatives in North America."
REWILD Institute: Research on Ecosystems and Wilderness
"An organization with head quarter in Vienna and with an international team of experienced and dedicated researchers and conservationists with the vision of healthy ecosystems, healthy wildlife and a healthy society."
The Rewild Project: connecting people to nature
"Based in the Forest of Dean ... aims to revive traditional, land-based skills to connect people back to ways of living off the land. Through community growing projects and various craft workshops and courses; the Rewild Project aims to use Agro-Ecological and Permaculture approaches to create thriving food growing spaces, a renewed interest in land and food, newly skilled people and improved eco-systems!"
True Nature Foundation
"A healthy environment is the fundamental basis of all life-support systems, including that of human well-being and socio-economic development. True Nature Foundation’s mission is to combine ecological restoration and conservation to create thriving environments for sustainable development and resilient communities."
Mission: To protect and restore at least half of Earth’s wild nature to help create the best world possible.
Vision: A world in which people respect nature, nature flourishes, and life thrives.
“Working to keep people healthy & our planet wild! At the heart of the global wilderness community for 40 years, the Wilderness Foundation UK protects wilderness while meeting the needs of human communities.”
Wilderness Foundation Global
"Protecting wild nature while meeting the needs of human communities - for the good of all life on Earth ... An international alliance of action-oriented, like-minded organizations which know that wilderness areas have local meaning and global significance, with direct importance to human health, well-being and inspiration. "