Restoring Wilder Worlds: Rewilding and Species Reintroductions

Natural History Live by Peter Cooper

Both reintroducing lost species and letting natural processes take the driving seat through ‘rewilding’ have become increasingly popular and undertaken in recent years. Both are often viewed in the same breath, but there are notable differences and often misunderstanding in what exactly they mean on occasion. Pete will give an overview of the successes, lessons and complexities of these projects and what they mean for a wilder Britain.

FSC Natural History Live webinars are free online learning experiences for adults, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. We host them on Zoom and we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. Sign up for the FSC Biodiversity newsletter to find out about our other online learning opportunities and receive exclusive discounts.

Tutor: Peter Cooper

Pete is an ecologist, researcher and guide at the Derek Gow Consultancy & Rewilding Coombeshead, working with various native species breeding and reintroduction projects including schemes on wildcats, glow-worms and harvest mice.


These Natural History Live webinars are made available to all at no cost. If you would like to contribute to the Natural History Live webinar programme you can do so by selecting the option to attend at a cost of £5. All donated fees contribute financially towards supporting adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences with the FSC.

Attendee (Online) - select if you would like to attend at a cost of £5 (all donated fees go towards supporting our adult natural history training programme)

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Example Timetable

The usual format of Natural History Live virtual events is:

  • 5 minute intro by the FSC Biodiversity project team
  • 30-40 minute talk presented by guest speaker
  • 15-25 minute speaker Q&A session hosted by a FSC staff member

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition

Before You Attend

Please note that after booking on to the event:

  • You will need to download the Zoom software before we start. This is free and you can do so here:
  • You can sign into the Zoom test meeting any time before to test if everything is working for you here: