Friday, July 26, 2013

Rewilding Europe

WWF Netherlands, ARK Nature, Wild Wonders of Europe and Conservation Capital have got together and created Rewilding Europe.

Rewilding Europe "aims to rewild one million hectares of land by 2020, creating 10 magnificent wildlife and wilderness areas of international quality. We will especially focus on Europe’s huge areas of abandoned land, and on providing a viable business case for wild nature."

Sounds fantastic.

I'd also like to see a rewilding in our cities. After my inspirational visit to the Technical Museum Park in Berlin (see post below) where nature was allowed to take over, I think we need to think differently about our public green spaces. It's only social conditioning that means a park is not a park unless it has a serious amount of lawn and hardscape......

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