Foraging wild greens in India, removing invasive English ivy on Vancouver Island and what successful forest restoration really needs – plus a new book about milkweed.
In India, an urban foraging movement is helping to restore relationship with nature and encourage rewilding projects that incorporate edible plants.
Every month, Tseycum First Nation artist Sarah Jim invites volunteers to pull the dense vines choking native species on her family’s land.
This American couple has spent the past few years turning their property into wildlife habitat while inviting neighbours and passers-by to join the movement.
Forget the tragedy of the commons. To build healthier forests, we need to harness the power of community.
How to find your rewilding community, tips on biodiverse garden design, rewilding projects in Ukraine and a new book about deer.
This rewilding charity is bringing together nature enthusiasts to support each other in their rewilding efforts. Here's how – and what we can learn from them.
How do we garden for wildlife while getting our neighbours and communities onboard, too? It starts with a focus on design.
How landscape architecture firm Salad Dressing is challenging norms to rewild its projects and bring nature back to the city.
As conflict rages around them, Ukrainian conservationists persevere in restoring the Danube Delta, one of Europe’s most prized ecosystems.
Rewilding and the law, the world's first rewilding centre, feeding wild birds, tree-based farming and an artist who works with wild plants: our top stories of the year cover the gamut.
Some of them were new this year, some of them are oldies-but-goodies. All 23 are worthy additions to your rewilding-adjacent bookshelf or your gift-giving list.
This new made-in-Canada app is connecting collectors of native tree seed with the planters, nurseries and restoration ecologists who need them.
Our inaugural gift guide, French bears, a Canadian tidal marsh and a new book from Brazil.
Thanks to biological monitoring and community outreach, the once-nearly-extinct bruins are again ambling through the mountains.
In Boundary Bay, British Columbia, removal of logs and debris is giving native flora and fauna a helping hand.
Rewilding needs connectivity. These examples show how smart design can prevent road deaths and help animals migrate from place to place.
Plants are essential to life on this planet, yet they often recede into the background. Here's how – and why – to get to know them better.
Restoring mangroves in India, the value of fire and how (and why) to make leaf mold. Plus, a new book on road ecology.
On the coast of the Bay of Bengal where India meets Bangladesh, a loss of mangrove forests has increased the threat from tropical cyclones. But a group of dedicated volunteers is working to rewild these natural defences.
European settlers to North America marvelled at its landscapes – then banned the traditional practices that created them. Now, it's time to bring them back.
One San Francisco project demonstrates how rewilding can be supported in the unlikeliest of places.
Don't discard fallen leaves. Instead, turn them into this useful DIY soil amendment or potting medium.
How to feed wild birds, the value of urban rewilding and what it's really like to live alongside wolves.
Urban rewilding doesn't just help cities and their residents. It's good for the rest of nature, too.
Birdseed has its place, but what threatened wild birds really need is more natural sources of food – in your backyard and beyond.
Just 90 minutes from Montreal, one group is rewilding a pair of flood-prone river islands into biodiverse habitat where wildlife can thrive – and visitors are welcome.
Wolf restoration in Colorado shows how humans are rethinking their relationships with wild animals – and the ways we can make this coexistence work.
Saving superb fairywrens, restoring the soil and gardening the forest, plus a book packed with inspiring stories of wildlife recovery.
An outdated land management ideology with roots in colonialism is keeping California and the America West from taking essential steps toward mitigating increasingly destructive wildfires.
In Sydney and Melbourne, a coalition of residents, officials and researchers is working to find ways to build more habitat for the superb fairywren and other threatened birds.
Deep in the Scottish Highlands at the Dundreggan Rewilding Centre, UK charity Trees for Life is showcasing how rewilding works and what it could mean for the future of the region.
On one Vancouver street, lifeless soil is being revived thanks to a neighbour's diligent efforts – and a little help from the fairies and gnomes.
Celebrating rewilding heroes, how to fight extinction and a return to the place where our journey began.
Every crisis is connected. We must address the biodiversity crisis, the climate emergency, and poverty and injustice at the same time.
These products and ideas might sound good, but there are cheaper and more wildlife-friendly alternatives.
Smallholder farmers in southern India have suffered from devastating droughts linked to deforestation. With regenerative organic agriculture, they're working to bring back yields while healing the land, too.
In her recent book Wilder, Millie Kerr surveys projects around the globe that are advancing rewilding goals large and small – and creating building blocks of hope.
Saving trees in South Africa, growing gardens for resilience and an artist who wants us to really see the plants we're surrounded by.
Laara Cerman creates photos, sculptures and interactive experiences to help people get past their plant blindness and learn to really see.
The Clanwilliam cedar is critically endangered. But a new partnership is trying to turn things around – and build a stronger community in the process.
Silvia Pinca is removing invasive species and replanting native trees on her New Zealand land. Kiwi and other birds are already making themselves at home.
Aimee Milne started reforesting her New Zealand yard for the sake of climate action. Turns out, she was boosting resilience too – for both herself and her community.
How to boost butterflies, the value of invertebrates and a new book on what really makes people change their minds.
This new book gets you closer to butterflies than you've ever been before.
The iconic North American butterfly is under threat – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s how you can take action to help save it and its other insect cousins.
As both an artist and amateur lichenologist, Natasha Lavdovsky works with the natural world to explore reciprocity and humanity's role as caretakers.
The American beech, American elm and many other tree species have been disappearing due to invasive pests and disease. Could these breeding programs save them?
Invertebrates are the bulk of terrestrial diversity and the backbone for proper ecosystem functioning. We need to start putting them at the centre of rewilding projects.
How to welcome insects to your garden, tips on creating a meadow, and two more Rewilding Arts Prize winners.
In this excerpt from his book Lawns into Meadows, landscape designer Owen Wormser shares some secrets to creating a meadow you'll love.
Tir Natur wants to help combat the biodiversity crisis by creating spaces where nature, farmers’ livelihoods and Welsh culture can thrive – together.
For B.C.'s The Only Animal, all the world's a stage – and we need to act together to create the future we want.
For Montreal-based artist Khadija Baker, everything is connected: nature, our humanity, and all the things in-between.
Amidst a global biodiversity crisis, insects need all the help they can get. Here's how to make your yard part of a more resilient ecosystem.
A new memoir for bird-lovers, an ode to rodents and a heartening story on the right to rewild.
What it's like to battle city council on naturalizing your yard – and to win.
For Anishinaabe artist Amber Sandy, honourable harvesting and hide tanning are a tool for conservation – and for strengthening her connection to the land and her community.
These diverse animals make up a surprising percentage of all mammal species, and play important roles in Earth's ecosystems. Here's why that matters.
How Rewilding Arts Prize winner Amanda McCavour reimagined native plants for an exhibit designed to bring people closer to nature.
Many conservation and rewilding efforts aim to eradicate so-called invasive species and replace them with natives. But is this the right approach in every case?
Biophilia vs. biophobia, a captivating book about squirrels and introducing the winners of the Rewilding Arts Prize.
Some 30 years ago, Dana Benner's property featured packed grass and a few lone pines. Now it welcomes insects, birds and mammals to visit, live and feed.
At this Ontario conservation area, restoring wetlands and forests goes hand in hand with building a green space for people to enjoy.
Around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. Here are some actions you can take now to help turn the tide.
Rewilding Arts Prize winner Justin Tyler Tate's post-Anthropocene architecture aims to serve nature while inspiring empathy for the non-human world.
In an ever-globalized world, it’s easy to fall for the convenience of one-fits-all solutions. But from dandelions to wild boar, we need stories – and actions – that are grounded in place.
The movement for a wilder world needs everyone on board. These artists and Rewilding Arts Prize winners are among those leading the way.
Inez Shiwak combines traditional materials and methods with new perspectives to create artwork that speaks up for her community and what they have lost.
Reintroducing these iconic large herbivores could help make local landscapes healthier and more resilient to climate change. Here's how – and why.
Alison Beaumont wants us to learn to appreciate the smaller things in nature, so we can figure out how to deal with climate change together.
The importance of Indigenous-managed forests, youth in the UK stepping up to rewild, and art that's making a difference.
Young people around the world often feel powerless in the face of environmental challenges. Jack Durant and Youngwilders are aiming to channel their eco-anxiety into hope – and action.
Ralph Simpson’s baskets, tapestries and sculptures turn foraged materials into artworks inspired by the natural world.
A new report finds Indigenous land rights are key to preserving biodiversity.
This Montreal troupe uses the outdoors as both stage and props to inspire audiences to discuss the climate crisis and find ways to make change.
Replacing lawn with native plants is an important way to take action against biodiversity loss and spread the word about the value of nature. Here are some tips to get your neighbourhood and municipality on board.
Biodiversity includes fungi, too. Here's why healthy ecosystems need these fascinating life forms that we're only just starting to understand.
Urban rewilding, replacing lawns, the importance of art and the trouble with monocultures: our top stories of the year cover the gamut.
Some of them were new this year, some of them are oldies-but-goodies. All 16 are worthy additions to your rewilding-adjacent bookshelf or your gift-giving list.
To convince more people that biodiversity is important, we need to tap into all the reasons they might care. Here are some places to start.
On using fire to save a butterfly (and countless other species), plus artists fighting for nature and a book to warm the spirit.
The revival of Fender’s blue illustrates the collaborative nature of survival.
In the streets and alleys of Canada’s biggest city, Nick Sweetman, aka “the bee guy,” has covered doors and walls with striking images of nature.
In a conversation hosted by the Royal Botanical Gardens, a pair of connectivity experts share their thoughts on what rewilding means, the tricks to finding common ground with partners and how taking action can help mitigate climate grief.
For Charmaine Lurch, rewilding starts with paying attention to the natural world around us – and learning how to listen.
Reforestation and planting trees are crucial steps in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss. But how do we do it the right way?
B.C. artist Edward Fu-Chen Juan creates silkscreened works of art that are rooted in both place and time and give a voice to nature.
Beavers, hedgehogs, wolves and big urban trees – and announcing the new Rewilding Arts Prize.
Christi Belcourt creates art to help us rebuild our relationship with the Earth – so we can fight for a better future.
Beaver dams and ponds help maintain water when there's too little and slow it when there's too much. Here's why these industrious rodents are the climate resilience heroes we need.
Art has the power to make us think, fill our lives with colour and beauty and inspire us to make impactful choices for the future of our planet.
From writing letters to supporting wildlife corridors, these ideas will help you make a difference in ways both large and small.
Trees make cities a better place to live. Here's why large ones deliver the best benefits, and how to help them grow and survive.
To make our ecosystems as resilient as possible, we need species diversity – and that includes bees. Here, conservation biologist Sheila Colla explains their main threats and what we need to do.
New research gives insight into how best to set up hedgehog houses in your garden to help protect this endangered UK species.
One group saving trees in a tree museum, the reality TV show on a rewilding mission, and tips on coping with eco-anxiety.
Kenya’s Miti Alliance is growing a living seed bank to help counteract deforestation, preserve indigenous tree species and boost knowledge of local ecosystems.
Anxious about the state of the planet? Welcome to the club. Here's what you need to know about why it happens and what might help.
This reforestation project is helping New Zealanders plant native trees across Aotearoa to support biodiversity and the fight against climate change. Here’s how they’re doing it.
The one-two punch of landscape change and climate change are making matters worse for wolverines. Here's how we can make a difference.
So you're ready to start rewilding your yard. But how do you get rid of the grass? Here are three top options.
A new book uncovers the development of the world’s most widespread environmental management practice.
Oliver Clanford has spent the past eight years rewilding a piece of his land. Now, he wants other small landowners to join in.
One way to encourage people to grow wildlife-safe, low-water gardens that feature native plants? Give them the HGTV treatment.
The forgotten hero of climate change and one project that's tripled a caribou herd. Plus, how even small green spaces help cool cities.
Heat waves hit cities hard – and with climate change, they're only getting worse. Here's how even small gardens, parks and treed areas can make a difference.
The UK's peatlands hold billions of tonnes of carbon – far more than its woodlands. Which is why the 12,000-year-old Border Mires of northern England are finally getting the restoration attention they're due.
A new documentary on the famous Siberian rewilding initiative shows the people behind the project – and the challenges facing their ambitions.
In one project in British Columbia's Rocky Mountains, expanding caribou populations and habitats starts with protecting mothers and their calves.
Trees and forests are important to humanity in basically every way you can think of. These books explore that relationship and give us goals – both personal and global – to strive for.
Forests will grow back by themselves if we let them. Here's how a passive rewilding strategy could be the most cost-effective – and also effective – reforestation tool we have.
Is celebrity attention helping the cause? Plus, how one woman is turning her lawn into a forest, and how to co-exist with coyotes.
In this excerpt from her book Fresh Banana Leaves, Indigenous scientist and author Jessica Hernandez explores how restoration work in the Americas must include building relationships with the lands' original inhabitants.
How one New Zealand woman is reforesting her yard as a personal act against climate change that will support native biodiversity, too.
In this excerpt from her book Mini-Forest Revolution, Hannah Lewis explains how the Miyawaki Method works and what you need to know to plant your own mini-forest.
Urban nature matters, and municipalities are taking notice. From ending the battle with weeds to reconstructing wetlands, here’s how five cities and regions are making a difference.
Coyotes have a bad reputation that's entirely undeserved. Here's what really motivates them – and how we can co-exist in peace.
The low-down on bees and dandelions, some questions about tree planting and an essay on rewilding for the future.
The ecology of the past is useful inspiration, but it shouldn’t be a blueprint for restoration. Here’s what to focus on instead.
Not cutting your lawn and letting dandelions grow for a month is touted as an easy way to help bees. But one-size-fits-all solutions don't work for conservation.
Trees are great at capturing warming gases, but mass-planting efforts tell a tricky story.
Prince Edward Island used to be home to a rich variety of trees. Then agriculture took over. Here's how one project is working to bring back the woods.
How do we know that protected areas are really helping wildife thrive? An analysis of data from more than 8,600 camera traps has the answer.
Tips and inspiration for rewilding at home, new hope for L.A.'s cougars, and a South African wilderness guide's new memoir.
To help its iconic mountain lions and other wildlife navigate the city, Los Angeles is breaking new ground.
Rewilding the spaces around us doesn’t need to be complicated. We can start small, make mistakes and learn a lot along the way.
A new book tracks scientific research and restoration efforts around the world that are focused on saving this critical ocean ecosystem.
Stephane Laroye built a meadow for the bees. Turns out, he and his neighbours might be enjoying it even more.
From picturesque Mediterranean isles to New York’s bustling harbour, strategically placed oyster colonies are depolluting the sea with ease.
How you can help rewilders in Ukraine, the next young conservationist to know, and a tome for regenerative gardeners.
Team members are used to protecting the land – but that has taken on new meaning. The supplies they need now include telescopes and night-vision visors to watch for troops.
Lamech Opiyo believes co-operation is what will save us from the worst of climate change. Good thing he has the power to move people to action with his words.
More than 600,000 miles of fences crisscross the American West, blocking animal migration. Outside Yellowstone last summer, volunteers dismantled a few.
The trouble with Ireland's forests, restoring a creek in West Virginia, and a guide to reconnecting with nature.
Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle, but among all that green is a surprising reality: Native trees are being pushed out, creating ecological dead zones.
For decades, toxic runoff from abandoned coal mines has left streams and rivers lifeless in West Virginia. Here's how two men decided to reverse the damage taking place in their own backyards.
Urban beavers, nature books, rewilding heroes and redefining wilderness: our top stories of the year cover the gamut.
Life next door to jaguars, ecological restoration in the heart of the city, and our best books of 2021.
Some of them were new this year, some of them are oldies-but-goodies. All 15 are worthy additions to your rewilding-adjacent bookshelf or your gift-giving list.
We can live and even raise livestock successfully in a landscape with jaguars – if we do it right. In 25 years of jaguar-related work, this is what I've learned.
How do you get city dwellers to care about biodiverse, nature-led ecosystems? According to this former WWF staffer, urban naturalization projects can be an important first step.
Kelp forests are critical ecosystems and effective carbon sinks, too – but they're under threat around the world. This team of free divers and scientists is trying to make a difference, one purple urchin at a time.
An inside look at Scottish wildcats, author Emma Marris on humility and climate action, and a must-read book on what we can learn from the forest.
This massive reserve in the Scottish Highlands has numerous rewilding projects on the go. But the cutest and most ferocious residents have to be the Scottish wildcats.
The author of new book Wild Souls shares her thoughts on what we owe our non-human neighbours on this planet, what rewilding really means and why everyone needs to become a bit of an activist.
For six decades, beavers were unwelcome in Vancouver. Now, they’re taking up residence across the urban core. But can we make this relationship work?
An Indian rewilding project that's brought a village back to life, plus a book that will bring back hope for nature's resilience.
A doctor facing his own near-death experience heard that his homeland was dying. Once he was well, he set to work healing the land.
Australia’s native species are being driven to extinction – and habitat loss is a major factor. Here’s how one group is working with volunteers to help restore the land.
Our interview with Shamiso Mupara of Environmental Buddies Zimbabwe, plus a guide to starting a nature journal.
Deforestation has brought drought and hunger to Zimbabwe’s Marange district. Here’s how one activist is planting food forests to change things for the better.
Our interview with Shannon Te Huia of Pūniu River Care in New Zealand, plus a book on how you can get closer to nature.
Shannon Te Huia knew that restoring New Zealand’s Pūniu River would mean restoring the relationship between nature and people, too. Here, he shares some key steps along his journey.
Our interview with Victoria Hillsdon of the UK's Venn Nurseries, plus a review of book Wilding and some recommended reads.
Some people have a signature dish. Victoria Hillsdon, founder of what just might be Britain’s first dedicated rewilding nursery, has a signature plant.
Our interview with Limbi Blessing Tata of Cameroonian NGO Ecological Balance, plus a review of book The Future We Choose and some recommended reads.
Conservationist Limbi Blessing Tata had an “overambitious goal” — to rewild five water catchments in her region in Cameroon. With two Miyawaki forests already planted and a third in fundraising mode, you could say she’s halfway there.
Our interview with Jacob Murray of Canada's Topsy Farms, plus a review of book The Nature Fix and some recommended reads.
How do you launch a rewilding project on a small Canadian farm? It takes community support, inspiration from Attenborough — and local gym rats ready for true functional fitness.
At its core, rewilding is a conservation movement. It’s a recognition that the human relationship with nature is out of balance, and that the consequences of this imbalance are threatening life on this planet.