In this conversation, the role and potential of rewilding is discussed, both as a concept for conservation in urban areas and in the context of a warming climate. To what extent is rewilding useful as a strategy in urban areas to mitigate and adapt to the changing climate?
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Urban areas offer an often untapped potential for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem restoration. The concept of “rewilding” is gaining momentum in public debate and has been both promoted and criticised. Central elements in these discussions are social acceptability and benefits – especially in densely populated areas – and the role of humans in the restoration efforts more broadly. Discussions around different restoration and conservation strategies have also gained prominence, because climate change damages are increasingly felt – also in urban areas.Gilly Karjevsky and Rosario Talevi
The conversation is moderated by Johanna Wehkamp and Barbora Sedova both alumnis of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). Panelists are Katrin Schikorr (Rewilding Oder Delta, DUH), Andrea Perino, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (University of Leipzig), Sina Ribak (researcher for ecologies & the arts), Aljoscha Hoffmann (THP GmbH).
11.09. 2021, 15:00-16:30. Lilienthalstr. 32, 10965 Berlin on the site of floating university as part of Climate Care 2021: The Rewilding Years – Theory and Practice on a natureculture learning site