Online Symposium: Connecting Rewilding Science and Practice
What exactly is rewilding, how does it work, where can it be done and
what does it deliver?
During this one-of-a-kind online event, highly-regarded rewilding scientists and experts from Rewilding Europe will address these questions by bringing rewilding science and practice together.
With a mix of presentations, videos and Q&A the event provides an excellent and easy-to-understand overview of the field of rewilding. Don't miss out if you want to hear more about the state-of-the-art of the philosophy of rewilding and rewilding in action!
9:30 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
9:45 REWILDING:A NEW NARRATIVE IN CONSERVATION
Rewilding is an ecosystem restoration approach. What makes it different from traditional conservation or other restoration approaches? Paul will address the narrative of rewilding to answer this question.
10:40 REWILDING EUROPEAN LANDSCAPES
There is a historic opportunity in Europe for rewilding landscapes at scale. Many initiatives are making progress demonstrating how rewilding benefits nature and people. Frans will give the latest insights and will make the case for scaling up this new approach in restoration.
11:35 MAPPING REWILDING OPPORTUNITIES IN EUROPE
Using remote sensing techniques and modelling to map land-use changes in Europe, Nestor will show us where in Europe the opportunities are to perform large-scale nature recovery using a rewilding approach.
12:30 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 REWILDING IN ACTION: THE SHORT FILM 'ZIMBRUL'
13:15 RESTORING THE ROLE OF MEGAFAUNA IN EUROPEAN ECOSYSTEMS
Large wild animals, the megafauna, have largely disappeared from European landscapes. Jens-Christian addresses how their return may contribute to ecosystem and biodiversity restoration.
14:10 HOW TO MEASURE REWILDING SUCCESS?
Rewilding aims to restore self-governing ecosystems. Patrick will talk about how the progress in ecosystem restoration can be measured, including monitoring techniques as well as study design.
15:05 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
15:20 CONNECTING REWILDING SCIENCE AND PRACTICE
To restore ecosystems, a rewilding approach is increasingly applied. Liesbeth addresses what science can learn from rewilding practice and how science may support the practice of ecosystem restoration.
16:15 CLOSING REMARKS
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAMME SEND AN EMAIL TO L.BAKKER@NIOO.KNAW .NL