Scotland is home to millions of voices, each propelled by different priorities and values. While rewilding has gained much momentum on the ground in recent years, its future rests with a change in people's mindset.
We are committed to informing and inspiring fresh thinking around the potential of a rewilded Scotland, but we also recognise that for many people, perceiving the landscape differently isn’t an easy shift in thinking. We therefore support a just transition in Scotland's land use that respects people's cultural values and economic needs.
Building Bridges seeks to dispel the notion that rewilding has to be a choice between nature and people. By building bridges across traditional boundaries, we can create new, shared solutions that work for both.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
- Conversations around rewilding can be fractious, blocking pathways to positive change. Building knowledge, sharing stories and listening to different perspectives can help open these pathways.
- A narrative of despair and division rarely propels people into behavioural change. Instead, we need to find common ground and unite around positive visions for Scotland's future.
- Scotland has a critical role to play in climate breakdown and global nature loss, and rewilding is an important part of the solution to both.
Let’s rewrite nature’s story. Together.