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Join Ben Goldsmith as he speaks to some of the most influential people behind the most exciting and dramatic rewilding projects across the globe. 

Rewilding the World with Ben Goldsmith Ben Goldsmith

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    • 5.0 • 155 Ratings

Join Ben Goldsmith as he speaks to some of the most influential people behind the most exciting and dramatic rewilding projects across the globe. 

    Rebuilding the natural treasures of Mauritius with Carl Jones

    Rebuilding the natural treasures of Mauritius with Carl Jones

    "Over a period of 10 years we were able to rear in captivity 331 Kestrels that we released back into nature." In the latest episode of Rewilding the World Ben Goldsmith speaks with legendary conservationist Carl Jones about the island of Mauritius. Carl famously led efforts to save a variety of species. These included the Mauritius kestrel which was on the brink of going the way of the dodo, as well as a bunch of landscape-scale rewilding projects in Mauritius and its surrounding islets.Carl ...

    • 36 min
    Restoring habitats in Mexico with Alejandro Espinosa Treviño

    Restoring habitats in Mexico with Alejandro Espinosa Treviño

    "El Carmen Nature Reserve is a very good example of a success of conservation, with the interaction of several actors from the private sector and government agencies from both sides of the border."In this episode Ben Goldsmith is joined by Alejandro Espinosa Treviño who - on behalf of Cemex - is overseeing restoration of a great swathe of grassland, forest and mountain on Mexico’s northern border with the US.Alejandro and his team have recently reintroduced bison to the El Carmen Nature Reser...

    • 33 min
    Protecting the oceans with Charles Clover

    Protecting the oceans with Charles Clover

    "We have started to get a few things right, why can't we just watch the things we have done right and do more of them?"In the latest episode of Rewilding the World Ben Goldsmith speaks with legendary author and oceans campaigner Charles Clover who also co-founded the Blue Marine Foundation. Charles' seminal book, The End of the Line, marked a turning point in our understanding of the collapse of marine wildlife when it was released two decades ago. Finally now, meaningful efforts are underway...

    • 35 min
    Rewilding without borders with Werner Myburgh

    Rewilding without borders with Werner Myburgh

    "Our dream is quite simple and that is to achieve co-existence between people and nature."This episode focuses on one of the grandest, most vast rewilding efforts anywhere on the planet.Join Ben Goldsmith as he speaks with Werner Myburgh of Peace Parks, an organisation dedicated to establishing immense trans frontier protected areas across southern Africa. The rehabilitation of these vast landscapes, liberated from fencing, species restored, poaching driven out, is dramatic and uplifting. Ben...

    • 34 min
    Rewilding the Caribbean with Jenny Daltry

    Rewilding the Caribbean with Jenny Daltry

    "It's now been seven years since we removed the rats and goats and I just walk around with my mouth open, it is beautiful. There are so many trees on the island - when we started there was only two - now I can't count them."The Caribbean is a magical place; but it’s also one of the most ecologically degraded regions in the world. In this episode Ben Goldsmith speaks with Jenny Daltry who is leading rewilding efforts in Antigua and across the Caribbean.Ben Goldsmith is a British financier and ...

    • 36 min
    Urban rewilding across London with Elliot Newton

    Urban rewilding across London with Elliot Newton

    "Engaging with nature in that urban space can be so beneficial and if we scale those micro actions up to a macro level, imagine the change that would seed."More and more urban rewilding projects are engaging growing numbers of citizens in local nature restoration. In this episode of Rewilding the World Ben Goldsmith is joined by Elliot Newton of Citizen Zoo – an organisation which is bringing people together across London to restore habitats and reintroduce missing species such as water voles...

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

A Devon Al ,

Some good news

It is wonderful to hear from some amazing people around the world dedicating their time and effort to restoring ecosystems, increasing biodiversity and saving species. They are all heroes! A huge thank you to them all!

jezzamabezza ,

A ray of hope

This podcast is a pleasure to listen to. Ben Goldsmith is articulate, informed, warm and passionate. A ray of hope in 30 minutes. The “What is Rewilding?” from 3rd Aug 2023 is an excellent introduction into the subject of rewilding - I have been recommending to family and friends.

Continue to love this podcast. Recently, I have particularly enjoyed the episode Rewilding on a smaller scale with Jonathan Thomson which looks at rewilding at a scale which is more relatable to in our crowded country.

Hokeykokey ,

So inspiring and varied

I enjoy Ben Goldsmith’s podcasts and the most recent one, with Jonathan Thomson, is particularly fascinating because of the small scale he describes. I had to laugh at the end, when Ben urged us to go out and buy even a small patch of land near where we live, even if it’s only 25 acres. yeah Ben. It’s another world, a parallel universe. If he weren’t so charming and knowledgeable it’d be off putting but the wealth of information and enthusiasm he has means I’m still going to listen.

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