Temperatures are rising and biodiversity collapsing at an unprecedented rate in the history of mankind. Almost 60% of wild animals have disappeared in the last 40 years. And the reason is always the same: the presence of man. Man whose activities emit greenhouse gases. Man who destroys living things and all animal species through deforestation, intensive agriculture, mining and fossil extraction.
Yet there is a solution: rewilding. Limiting human activities on immense areas so that they resuscitate and allow all living things to benefit from them. Let wildlife thrive without human intervention. According to the United Nations, an area as large as China should be reserved for rewilding so that the virtuous circle of biodiversity can be applied on a global scale to limit the effects of climate change.
For years, many private initiatives have been launched all over the world which have already proven themselves. On the five continents of the earth, people are buying land, reintroducing endangered species and restoring disappeared ecosystems. In Argentina, we follow the reintroduction of jaguars in the Iberá wetlands, 70 years after they were driven into local extinction. In Brazil, Sebastião Salgado has replanted a forest with two million trees. In Mozambique, the return of large savannah animals has replenished a land destroyed by war. And in Siberia, a father and son hope to stave off climate change by reintroducing bisons.