Nature continues to be in decline despite 100 years of nature conservation. At the same time, people are more disconnected from nature, leading to a sense of alienation and a society that devalues our environment. For people who seek connection with wild places and wild animals, the choice is to go abroad or be satisfied with the tiny nature reserves we have in Britain. A new approach is required, and this is where rewilding comes in. Our first task is to buy some land to restore the wildwood.
In order to start the work of rewilding and to influence other landowners such as Welsh Government, our charity needs to own land in the project area. So far we have raised 20K towards 350 acres and we now need a Project Manager to continue with fundraising and developing the project. A trust has pledged 8K towards project costs for a year, on condition that we can raise the rest of the costs. This appeal is aimed at raising the remaining 41K, without which the project simply can't go ahead.
7,000 acres of native woodland, heathland and rivers will be restored. Animals like red squirrel, water vole, wild horse, deer and bison will be living in the wildwood. It will provide an inspiring place for people to visit for walking, cycling, riding and camping. We will run adventure activities for children, youth and adults. It will attract new visitors and help the local economy with new business opportunities. It will be a model for economic activity in parallel with thriving wildlife.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).