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First rewilding center opens to restore and revitalize landscapes


Global Goals & Global Society
First rewilding center opens to restore and revitalize landscapes


Scotland opens the World's First Rewilding Center in a bid to restore degraded landscapes and promote the importance of rewilding for both people and wildlife. This new center is part of the Affric Highlands, the UK's largest rewilding project. It serves as a gateway to Dundreggan and Trees for Life's successful rewilding project. The building features several sustainable features like solar panels and reclaimed wood furniture in the cafe area. It offers several facilities like a classroom, event spaces, and a cafe area. The center is accessible through a series of trails and more adventurous hikes in the surrounding landscape. The center also includes a tree nursery, ancient oaks, and regenerating woodland filled with mosses and lichens.


This project aims to bring rewilding to a wider audience, especially those who may not have heard much about it before. It is expected to be a beacon for rewilding people, promoting social and economic opportunities, and tackling the climate and nature emergencies. This center is as much a hit with the locals as with keen rewilding enthusiasts. It celebrates local Gaelic heritage and history as well as wildlife, woodlands, and natural wonder.


This new center is a significant step towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and creating a sustainable society. It supports SDG 15, Life on Land, which aims to protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Through rewilding degraded landscapes and promoting the importance of rewilding, this center aims to support life on land and halt biodiversity loss, thus contributing towards achieving SDG 15.


The opening of the World's First Rewilding Center in Scotland is a landmark event that could potentially change the way people think about broader landscapes. It is expected to be a beacon for rewilding people, promoting social and economic opportunities, and tackling the climate and nature emergencies. Furthermore, it supports SDG 15 and creates a sustainable society by protecting and restoring terrestrial ecosystems and halting biodiversity loss.





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