Crested tit (Parus cistatus) backlit in pine forest, Glenfeshie, Scotland.

WHAT WE DO

"Scotland could be a world leader in restoring its broken ecosystems but we have to look beyond convention and see rewilding as a huge opportunity.”
Ron Neville, Chair of Trustees

Making rewilding happen for nature, climate and people

 

SCOTLAND: The Big Picture works to drive the recovery of nature across Scotland through rewilding, in response to the growing climate and biodiversity crises.

We use positive storytelling to inform and inspire change, and enable practical rewilding through partnerships and collaborations. We focus on finding solutions and building bridges between different interest groups, and see a role for everyone in creating a wilder Scotland, for nature, climate and people.

To make rewilding happen, we work to:

DRIVE SUPPORT FOR REWILDING

DRIVE SUPPORT FOR REWILDING

DRIVE SUPPORT FOR REWILDING

Across all our activities – from our writing, visual media and presentations, to our rewilding experiences, engagement events and practical projects – we showcase positive stories to demonstrate how rewilding works and the benefits it can deliver for Scotland, driving support for rewilding as a solution to the climate and biodiversity crises.

Key projects and activities:

•    Scottish Rewilding Alliance

•    #SBPNextGen

•    Riverwoods

•    Building Bridges

•    Rewilding Experiences

•    The Big Picture Conference

COMMIT MORE LAND AND WATER TO REWILDING

COMMIT MORE LAND AND WATER TO REWILDING

COMMIT MORE LAND AND WATER TO REWILDING

Through our land partnerships, we increase the area of land and water committed to rewilding. By connecting people to the relevant expertise and resources, we support and enable changes in land use and management. Through our communications and advocacy, we inspire others to apply rewilding principles and restore nature in their own space.

Key projects and activities:

•    Northwoods Rewilding Network

•    Riverwoods

•    Building Bridges

RETURN MISSING SPECIES

RETURN MISSING SPECIES

RETURN MISSING SPECIES

We work with our land partners and like-minded organisations to expand the range of existing species and return missing native species to our ecosystems. We are committed to bridging divided opinions and creating the conditions that allow threatened and lost species to thrive alongside people in Scotland.

Key projects and activities:

•    Northwoods Rewilding Network

•    Lynx to Scotland

•    Cairngorms Cranes

•    Building Bridges

DEVELOP REWILDING BUSINESS

DEVELOP REWILDING BUSINESS

DEVELOP REWILDING BUSINESS

We recognise that, in many situations, rewilding has to pay. We develop new nature-based business models to establish rewilding as a legitimate and economically viable land use in Scotland, and we share the stories of those who have already found ways to make rewilding financially sustainable.

Key projects and activities:

•    Northwoods Rewilding Network

•    Rewilding Experiences