1000 Flowers for the Planet - #497 Support Rewilding
Rewilding is about improving natural landscapes by returning apex species into those environments where they belong and ensuring ecosystems are able to naturally survive into the future. Humans have been excellent at taking from nature, stripping systems of entire species, and this has come at a huge cost. Now we recognise the need to restore things back to their natural state, because nature knows best. Apex species are required to ensure the balance of all things. The smaller species do not survive without the larger ones. In Australia they are reintroducing animals such as the Tasmanian Devil and the quoll. In America they have successfully reintroduced the wolf and bison, and in Europe they are reintroducing the wild horse. These are just a couple of examples of what rewilding is all about – there is so much more to it than this paragraph allows. It’s also about leaving nature to look after itself, rethinking how we use timber from forests and how we take other resources, and how much human activity encroaches upon those areas that would otherwise remain wild. Be encouraged to look into this more: Australians at: https://www.rewildingaustralia.com.au/ , Europeans at: http://www.rewildingeurope.com/ , and Americans at: http://rewilding.org. If we want this planet of ours to support us we have to support it. Maybe you can help out by volunteering, giving your time, making a financial donation and spreading the word.