On Earth Day, the Mirpuri Foundation joined “Rewilding: A contribution to tackling the triple crisis of biodiversity loss, climate change, and pandemic disease”, a webinar organized by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and the Government of France.

This high-level webinar clarified the conceptual work on rewilding at the international level and discussed practical approaches, policy challenges and success stories encountered in implementing rewilding on the ground.

Francois Sarrazin (Professor of Ecology at Sorbonne University and President of the Scientific council of the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity), Joe Walston (Executive Vice-President at Wildlife Conservation Society) and Shelby Perry (Wildlands Ecology Director) were the three leading experts who spoke at the event.

Rewilding is a progressive approach to conservation based on the premise that nature has the power to heal itself if we let it. It is a promising conservation strategy aimed at restoring natural processes and wilderness areas, contributing to increase biodiversity, create self-sustainable environments and mitigate climate change.

Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes.