Thomas Macdonell, the conservation manager of Glen Feshie for Wildlands Ltd., a flagship site for rewilding in Scotland. Pictured in the estate's bothy, a free-to-use shelter for walkers to use overnight. A copy of Landseer's Monarch of the Glen, an iconic work in Scottish landscape painting, hangs in the bothy, brought there by bothy users.
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.