Black Sheep is proud to host the Wiltshire Rewilding Network, a space to share all things rewilding from around the county!
The Rewilding Network is being developed by Rewilding Britain specifically to support landowners to expand, enhance, and connect rewilding and nature-friendly land uses across 30% of Britain by 2030 for the benefit of people, nature and climate. We are creating the network to be a central ‘meeting point’ where landowners can learn about what rewilding is happening in the UK, how projects are approaching it, and how to get involved with local rewilding groups.
LEARN We are developing a web-based learning hub aimed to connect landowners together to discuss key issues, share experiences and improve our knowledge base of putting rewilding into practice. The network will also build in technical resources for rewilding, to include detailed how to guides and toolkits, webinars on key issues and site visits. This will also allow rewilders to support each other, work through challenges, and share success stories through the network.
CONNECT Rewilding and natural processes rely on a joined up approach, and we can achieve far more together than working in isolation. The network aims to connect rewilding initiatives to each other, as well as within local areas, for a collaborative approach to rewilding. This will also aim to connect with other initiatives, such as nature recovery networks, to allow wildlife to flow across our landscapes and seascapes. The network will feature discussion forums, mapping tools, and an expert directory to sign post rewilders to the support that they need.
EVIDENCE Evidence and shared experiences from the network will inform best practice. The network will bring together case studies and stories from the field to showcase what rewilding can achieve and lessons learnt. We will develop a monitoring framework to collect data from rewilding projects across Britain and at all scales, and share this knowledge to inform future policy and technical guides to rewilding.
The Rewilding Network will be launched in January 2021, but you can register your interest now by joining the mailing list. And watch this space for details about the Wiltshire Rewilding Network as it develops!
Please note: the Rewilding Network will in the first instance be for landowners and their advisers only, though we hope to broaden the membership once established. If you are someone with an interest in rewilding but don't own or manage land, please contact the Rewilding Britain team at email@example.com