About Us

In the UK more and more of our species are in decline with about 15% threatened with extinction. We’ve already hunted all of our top predators to extinction. Native woodlands cover as little as 2.5% of our land. Our seas have been overexploited to meet the every growing and unsustainable demand for food from both our domestic population and overseas, with pollution from watercourses feeding our oceans creating further problems. 

Conservation has been working hard to promote change to save wildlife and improve our environment. But it’s time to move beyond species promotion and nature reserves.

We want to take a WildStep and we want everyone to join us. We want to rewild land in local communities for the benefit of the local people, to protect property value, to protect communities, to protect species and wild life, to protect our air quality and reduce water-course pollution, contributing to the protection of the global environment. 

We are going to start a small revolution for investors, for community groups and provide away that land can be valuable in its purest most natural form.


Take a WildStep with us and support WildStep to protect your environment.

Small items for WildStep sites

Bird Box
Bee / bug habitat
Bat nesting box
Reusable tree guards x 10
Compostable tree guard
Coconut growing compound
Buy a tree for planting

Buy yourself - coming soon our WildStep products

Wildlife calendar 2024 – pre-order – release Sept

Limited edition wildlife photos and pictures / prints ... profits to Wildstep

A one-off donation, specific amounts available or general any amount option

WildStep Land Purchases

Sponsor one land transfer fee
Sponsor legal fees
Sponsor land purchase
Sponsor surveyor fees


Economic Opportunities

Rewilding has the potential to help rural and coastal communities prosper through nature-based enterprises, production and employment opportunities. This won’t just happen but will take imagination and coordinated local action to realise.


Rewilding marks a change in direction, moving from continued managed decline to restoring the abundance of Britain’s wildlife and its missing species. We know nature will bounce back on land and in seas, rivers and lakes, but only if we take the right actions to help it.


Rewilding key areas and connecting them up through a mosaic of nature-rich habitats will allow wildlife to move and habitats to adapt as climate zones shift north. This has the potential to save a significant number of species from climate driven decline or extinction.


WildStep and rewilding is our attempt to enable human activity, investment, economic value and wildlife co-exist and to help nature flourish on a local and micro scales. Adding our small, often individual contribution to the global imperatives of climate and species action. It is our chance to contribute to the mitigation of the effects of climate change. Our lives depend on acting differently and embracing nature, for some this is a challenge, but for every small WildStep that an individual makes, combined we can keep making steps to protect the local and global environment. We must individually act, so that together we can Step big and act Wild.


Climate chaos and the rate of extinction and decline in species are two major examples of our unabated impact on the environment. They are the result of our expansion and the lack of consideration of our own environmental footprint. The result of human interaction with their environment over time that has sometimes knowingly, sometimes not, put the survival of humans and our children at risk. Our future will only thrive if nature is protected and can also thrive to support us.


Our environment is our life support system: we breathe the air, drink the water, eat the food, the energy and nutrient cycles sustain us. Every plant and animal species plays a part in ensuring the local and global life cycle continues. When they disappear, or when we disturb the natural processes to such an extent, our life support system fails, our health deteriorates and our children’s futures are at risk.

Rewilding improves our health and wellbeing

More nature is better for all of us, providing us with clean water, flood defences, food, healthy soils, breathable air, and good health. It’s important that we work to ensure everyone has access to wilder nature, even in our urban areas.


Holsworthy, Devon

Land Acquisition

Land has been purchased and secured. The aim of the project will be to rewild a significant area of land along water-courses, in an area where land is increasingly under-pressure to provide economic returns from high yield farming methods or from changes to more tourist based economic activity. The project has secured an acre of land, and is now raising finances to extend this. The land will be returned to natural vegetation to act as a buffer between the effluent polluted watercourse and the farm land beyond, while also removing the land from sale. There will also be an attempt to create a micro-economic activity to contribute to the tourist economy within the region in a sustainable way.

North Devon

Increasing biodiversity

Funding being raised - Project planning underway to increase biodiversity by increasing habitat and wildlife corridors by purchasing swathes of land across larger areas of land currently used for agriculture. Returning land corridors up to 20m wide to natural habitat to provide habitat and promote wildlife numbers and species. Also resulting in reduced run-off rates, protecting soil fertility and preventing large scale agricultural run-off from entering watercourses.

Stroud, Gloucestershire

Rewilding Parcels of Land

Initial exploration of a project in Stroud to remove parcels of land from sale for an area that is likely to be explored for development purposes. By removing and rewilding parcels of land within the potential area we seek to ensure that any future development is prevented from fully developing all the land without retaining at least some natural areas. Due to the topography of the land it will also be important to retain some natural vegetation and protection from large scale run-off that may see the local water-courses, that already come under significant pressure during high rainfall events, from being unable to cope with higher run-off levels. No micro-economy has yet been considered for this project, although it is hoped that with some input from local farm owners some economic gain can be found to support an investment return over sponsorship of the land.

Benefits of Rewilding

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