From planting wildflowers on city windowsills to reintroducing long lost species to woodlands, we explore how rewilding initiatives both big and small can help us reconnect with the natural world.

The term rewilding has captured the imagination of many in recent years, but what do we mean by ‘wild’ and how can we harness the power of natural self-sustaining environment for the good of ourselves and the environment?

Join an expert panel to discuss how we can restore, protect and celebrate natural spaces through rewilding. From reintroducing beavers, to reclaiming hedgerows and planting urban wildflowers, we look at the scientific, environmental and emotional arguments for rewilding projects both big and small.


  • Dr Tilly Collins, Senior Teaching Fellow, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
  • Henrike Schulte to Bühne, PhD student at the Department of Life Sciences and the Institute of Zoology (ZSL) as part of the Grantham Institute’s ‘Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet’ DTP
  • Hayley Dunning (host) Research Media Manager for the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London
  • Edwin Malins, Nature Reserves Manager at the London Wildlife Trust

Imperial Lates Online 

This event is part of Imperial Lates Online: Wildlife. Join us on 26-30 April to explore the wonders of the animal kingdom with scientists and conservationists working to understand and protect wildlife in the UK and around the world.

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