Global Rewilding Day 2022
The world is changing dramatically. Shocking to witness the war in Ukraine and the catastrophic storms and flooding on the east coast of Australia whilst covid and other viruses continue to challenge us daily.
It’s a difficult time and the past two years challenging, especially here in Victoria where we’ve had continual lockdowns to deal with Covid.
Biodiversity loss is a crisis around the world and yet there’s very little attention by governments in Australia, preferring to prop up industries that continue the annihilation, seemingly ignoring the reports from the World Economic Forum and the IPCC (The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report ranks two nature risks – biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse – as among the top five economic risks for this decade. $44 trillion, more than half of the world’s total gross domestic product, is moderately or highly dependent on nature.
Today is Global Rewilding Day. Unfortunately, not a day to celebrate. For the Love of Wildlife has always and will continue to champion wildlife and wilderness, proud partners of The Rewilding Global Alliance in our mission to give space back to wildlife and returning wildlife back to the land and seas. The mass recovery of ecosystems and the life-supporting functions they provide, allowing natural processes to shape whole ecosystems so that they work in all their colourful complexity to give life to the land and the seas.
“To restore stability to our planet, we must restore its biodiversity, the very thing that we’ve removed. It’s the only way out of this crisis we’ve created – we must rewild the world.”
Sir David Attenborough
Helping nature heal itself is how we heal ourselves. Human health is inextricably linked to ecological health, rewilding strengthens the web of life, stabilising the climate emergency. It’s all about ecological justice and respectful relationship with nature.
We’re excited to be part of The Quenda project with our partners in Western Australia.
The Quenda is a small, native Australian mammal that digs small pits whilst looking for food. It’s also the name of an Australian remote, autonomous, ‘Mars’ rover style vehicle that mimics the Quenda by digging micro pits, sampling the soil and surveying the environment in one action.
As partners of the Global Rewilding Alliance, we’re looking forward to putting Australia on the map in regenerating degraded landscapes. For more information, click the logo.