Since BioLogos is increasingly turning it’s attention towards creation care I thought this might be an interesting place to discuss rewilding. It’s a term heard often across the pond where I live, less often in the states. It involves the restoration of habitats and biological processes to a state as they were before human intervention, to a state where humans can step back and let life find a way (I couldn’t resist). Examples would be the Oostvarderplassen in the Netherlands, Knepp in England, and the Danube Delta in Romania.
Ideally I would love to see Wolves roaming the wilderness of the British Isles once again. Britain has already successfully reintroduced the beaver, and plans to reintroduce the Lynx have been submitted. In Ireland, a politician recently brought up the topic of reintroducing wolves, though the topic was quickly shot down;
I personally think that Ireland, a country already struggling with the reintroduction of eagles, is far too early in the game to be seriously considering the reintroduction of wolves. Especially when around the same time, a Belgian wolf, the first in the country for over 100 years mysteriously disappeared:
So I should ask? In this day and age, would rewilding be a good idea? Or do countries such as Britain and Ireland need time for views to change?