28 Jun '18, 11am

Rewilding initiative launched in Finland to address climate change

A major new initiative to restore degraded wetlands and boreal forests in Finland has been launched. Rewilding Europe, the non-profit organisation behind the project, hopes it’ll help restore biodiversity values and create new carbon sinks across the country. Pilot sites are already operational and this re-wilding model has the potential to be replicated in up to 5 million hectares of degraded lands in Finland An innovative model The initiative also contains steps to address biodiversity loss and re-wilding opportunities with the Sámi, the only Indigenous peoples of Europe. New business models are a part of the initiative. Matthew McLuckie, Investment Manager of Rewilding Europe Capital and Timon Rutten, Head of Enterprise commented: “Restoring and rewilding valuable peatlands creates benefits for all Europeans. “This ambitious transformational project aims to connect ecos...

Full article: https://theecologist.org/2018/jun/28/rewilding-initiative...

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