- Created: Wednesday, 12 March 2014 15:46
To Rewild is to restore something to its natural uncultivated state. George Monbiot popularised the term during a TED talk where he shared the striking example of 30 wolves being reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park almost a century after they had been exterminated.
What resulted was the entire ecosystem transforming due to a natural balance being reinstated.
Covid has demonstrated this principle on a global level in a short space of time.
With industry slowing to a crawl and car traffic doing the same, the reduction in smog has meant that many people have been able to see the stars for the first time.
As polluted canals in Venice have started to clear, fish and dolphins have returned.
Watching the earth from above has shown the air quality above China clean up faster than ever before in living memory.
Environmental changes are just one area being revived. The career sector is another.