global rewilding alliance

Building a network to rewild the world

The Global Rewilding Alliance (GRA) is a growing network of more than 125 practitioner and messenger organizations, and an official implementation partner of the UN Decade of Restoration. Alliance members are working to rewild more than 100 million hectares of land and sea in more than 70 countries. 

The GRA connects people working on rewilding in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, North America and globally. With respect and inclusion for age, gender, culture and origin, the Alliance works towards agreed targets and aims to ensure that common messages are understood, practical actions undertaken, and results achieved. 

The GRA adopts 12 guiding “Principles for Rewilding” outlined in its Global Charter for Rewilding the Earth -- demonstrating that rewilding is best regarded as a socioecological movement for the benefit of all life on earth. 

The GRA facilitates activities of its members to mainstream the idea, theory and practice of rewilding, and to insert the idea and practice into global processes, agendas, and institutions. The GRA acts also as a platform for networking and knowledge exchange for its members so that we increase the area of land and sea that is restored and rewilded. The GRA recognizes and works actively to strengthen the importance of Indigenous communities as stewards of their traditional homelands, and as key partners to protect, restore, and rewild our Earth. 


Wild Facts

  • The Global Rewilding Alliance consists of more than 125 members rewilding over 250 million acres in 70+ countries.

  • The Global Rewilding Alliance launched the first annual World Rewilding Day on March 20, 2021.

  • Re:wild is a founding partner of the alliance.


There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the interrelated crises of wildlife extinctions, climate change and pandemics. Re:wild works with local and Indigenous communities, conservation partners, governments and others to solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. The Global Rewilding Alliance approach include any combination of the following solutions:

Ecosystem Restoration

Supporting extensive native habitat restoration, such as reforestation, that assists in the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded or destroyed, but that can rebound and rewild with a little help.

conservation breeding, translocations and reintroductions

Creating insurance populations to prevent extinction and active management of wildlife populations to help restore them to healthy and self-sustainable numbers across their natural range.

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Partnering with Indigenous Peoples

Incorporating Indigenous knowledge, practices and values to support Indigenous peoples in protecting and managing their lands and natural resources.

Cultivating Conservation Leaders

Partnering with the next generation, passionate leaders, communities and organizations all over the world to ensure they have the enabling conditions, resources and expertise they need to most effectively protect and manage wildlife and wildlands.

Advocating for Earth

Building a team of engaged global citizens by inspiring changes in daily habits and promoting individual and collective actions that drive real and lasting change. We harness our platforms and reach to generate international attention around imminent threats to wildlife and wildlands and the communities who rely on them, usually from extractive industries, to positively influence decision-makers and other stakeholders.

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