Rewilding conference signals fresh thinking for Scotland’s land and seas
Hosted by communications group SCOTLAND: The Big Picture at the University of Stirling's Macrobert Arts Centre on 21 September, the event will examine why rewilding – the repair and restoration of nature – matters.
The conference – the only event of its kind in Scotland – will focus on solutions rather than reinforcing problems. There will be inspirational presentations and examples from around the world, delivered by leading rewilding practitioners, policy makers and storytellers.
“Scotland is blessed with awe-inspiring landscapes, but huge areas have become ecologically depleted. Woodlands, wetlands and peatlands across the country are all shadows of what they could be. But with different thinking, Scotland could become a world-leader in restoring its ecosystems to good health, for both wildlife and people,” said Peter Cairns, Director of SCOTLAND: The Big Picture.
“We're aiming for a great day of inspiring presentations and thought-provoking discussions.”
Scotland's biggest habitat restoration project – Cairngorms Connect, a land manager partnership that is enhancing habitats across a vast area of Cairngorms National Park – will feature at the event, as will Lynbreck Croft, whose owners are farming with nature.
Glenfeshie is at the heart of Cairngorms Connect