Kieran Dodds/Panos Pictures

Scotland, United Kingdom

Sheep huddle under a stand of Scots pine tree on a sheep farm near Tweedsmuir. The extensive grazing of sheep has hindered the natural regeneration of forests in Scotland which has some of the lowest forest cover in Europe.

The UK rewilding movement draws together diverse groups with a long term vision for wilder cities and landscapes.

Scotland's forests cover 19% of it land surface, the highest of the four nations that comprise the United Kingdom, but as a whole the U.K. is one of the least forested in Europe at 13% compared to an average of 38% across the E.U. The Scottish Rewilding Alliance has called for the Scottish Government to declare the world's first Rewilding Nation before the COP26 Summit in Glasgow in November 2021 with the aim to set aside 30% of land for rewilding by 2030.

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Scotland
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