Rewilding is the process of creating a lifestyle that is beyond domestication. [" [ Rewilding] " from [ Green Anarchist Infoshop] ] In green anarchism and anarcho-primitivism, humans are said to be "domesticated" by civilization. Supporters of such human rewilding argue that through the process of domestication, human wildness has been tamed and taken away. [GA Collective & Coalition Against Civilization, " [ The Origins of Civilization] ] Rewilding, then, is about overcoming human domestication and returning to the innate wildness. Though often associated with primitive skills and learning knowledge of wild plants and animals, it emphasizes primal living as a holistic reality rather than just a number of skills or specific type of knowledge.

Rewilding is most associated with green anarchy and anarcho-primitivism or anti-civilization anarchy in general, [The GA & Wildroots Collectives, " [ A Primer for a Balanced Existence Amid the Ruins of Civilization] "] though there is a large primitive living contingent who come at it from a less militant direction. [" [ Visons] " page at [] ]

Other uses

In the field of conservation biology, the term 'rewilding' refers to passive and active actions intended to result in the reintroduction of extirpated or once-native species back into natural landscapes. In North America, if the temporal benchmark for what constitutes native species is pre-Columbian (prior to the arrival of Christopher Columbus), then the action is a kind of deep-time rewilding, as in Pleistocene rewilding.


See also

* "Green Anarchist"
* Pleistocene Rewilding
* Assisted migration
* Invasive species
* "Species Traitor"
*urban prairie
*Korean Demilitarized Zone
*The World Without Us

External links

* [ Re-Wilding]
* [ The Rewilding Institute]
* []
* [ Wildland network UK]
* [ Self-willed land]
*Stozenburg, William. [ Where the Wild Things Were] . "Conservation in Practice" 7(1):28-34.
* [ "A Primitivist Primer"]

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