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About A Call to ReWild

In the 46 years between 1970-2016, global animal populations have declined on average by a jaw dropping

68
%
60
%

of mammals on earth are domestic animals, that mostly we eat; 36% are humans; which leaves a mere staggering 4% that are wild animals!!

In 2020 the World Economic Forum cited “climate action failure, extreme weather and biodiversity loss”, as the

3

greatest global risks

in terms of combined likelihood and impact - all are environmental!

So, what does this tell us?

  • Well, we have witnessed a deeply troubling loss of wildlife in the biological blink of an eye;
  • We and the food we eat, are by many country miles, the dominant presence on earth;
  • Even financial institutions are starting to wake up to the reality that the loss of biodiversity is more concerning than stock market stability, nuclear policies or water security

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About A Call to ReWild

"As an organisation we are passionate about redressing the balance between ourselves and nature".

In recent decades, most inhabitants of developed countries have unwittingly plundered the planets resources, especially plants and animals, in their blinkered, accelerating, consumerist drive. “Our lifestyles now consume more than 1.5 times the Earth’s ability to support them, yet most don't see the problem, let alone the solution. Which is? Well naturally sustainability at all scales - government, business, finance, travel, work, home, lifestyle.

But that is just the battle to prevent more damage; how do we repair seven thousand years plus of planetary pillage and restore the density of natures lost populations? To just go back to 1970 would require most animal populations to triple in size, and that would be just a fraction of what was once here.

Well, after 50 years of the continued outpourings of doom and gloom - ozone holes, climate change, El Niño, extinction rebellion and biodiversity crisis - we finally have a genuine good news story, a tool that can help balance the scales. Ideally, it still requires commitment of large swathes of the earth's surface to fully make a change, it still needs wholesale, global education amongst all ages and sectors of society, but it is remarkably successful, it requires relatively little work or money or expertise and you can use it almost anywhere....now.

The tool, if you haven't already guessed, is nature itself. And the technique with which to wield it, is rewilding.

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So we started up A Call to ReWild primarily as a means to reverse the declines in biodiversity, to educate and assist people in making a difference to the world's much beleaguered wildlife and shrinking wild places.

Our Aims

As already alluded to, we are all about education. We want everyone to understand the biodiversity crisis, its implications and how to heal it.

We want home and landowners to know that they have the ability to help nature thrive once more, and that it's cheap and easy to do.

To this end we have produced enlightening online courses to teach you the skills to assess your plot's biodiversity, how to improve it and hopefully through it, allow you (and others) to both reconnect with nature and maybe earn a living.

We are also keen to bring this teaching to your door with engaging presentations for communities or special interest groups, so please watch the services page for upcoming workshops or information on requesting a talk.

However, we don't give you all this knowledge, all these new skills and leave you thereafter to fend for yourself. We are passionate about seeing nature restored, first-hand,  at any scale. So if you need assistance we would be privileged to support you on your rewilding journey.

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Whether you need help with initial ideas or planning your venture, whether it's more the set-up or ongoing management on which we can advise, or other aspects of the project that we can aid you with, then we would  be delighted to hear from you, so please get in touch through the contact form.

Richard Godbehere from A Call to ReWild

Our Personnel

Richard Godbehere MSc

Richard is a conservation biologist based in Warwickshire, England, and founder of A Call to ReWild. Rescued from a previous life as a pharmacist, by an epiphany whilst conducting his thesis at Knepp Wildland, Richard has found a passion for rewilding, seeing it as a broad brush approach to restoring global wildlife and plant populations, rural life and the urban, 21st century, human disconnect with the natural world. Richard's work is frequently inspired by his time at Knepp and experience working with the Coast of Arran Seabed Trust.

With an academic and scientific background, Richard thrives on translating conservation theory and rewilding practice into clear and engaging presentations or courses, whilst his previous professional career has set him up well for his analytical, advisory and consultancy roles at A Call to ReWild.

Biodiversity Recovery

Humanity has exponentially hunted, enclosed, fragmented and stressed species. Habitat loss, combined with climate change, invasive species, disease and extreme weather have left our natural world teetering on the edge.

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Consultation Services

We offer a range of consultation services relating to Rewilding. These include Presentations, Planning Support and ongoing Site Management. Looking for expert advice? Contact us

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Online Courses

We are producing a range of online courses to help provide expert information to help you make the right choices when transforming your (or any other) plot into a thriving, nature-rich ecosystem.

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Ready to get in touch and talk about how we can help you with your rewilding project?

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