Knepp Rewilding

Knepp Estate is a 3,500 acre site in Sussex, England, that is undergoing a revolutionary form of wildlife conservation.

 

Made of 3 large blocks of land, since 2000 the owners of this previously arable farmland have worked tirelessly to reverse the damaging effects of intensive farming on the landscape and to restore the natural processes of a fully functional ecosystem. This includes the reintroduction of large grazing animals, creating a unique environment in the South of England and a thriving haven for wildlife.

This page puts an emphasis on the unique mix of habitats created by this "rewilding" process. Marsh, scrubland, wetland, floodplains, woodland, all created by a mix of concentrated restoration and simply letting go of the land, and all creating space for wildlife in the area to thrive.