Tell us what you think about rewilding and wilderness in the UK
The Wilderness Foundation is working with Writtle Collge MSc student Tom Fanger to conduct a research project focused on public awareness of and attitudes towards rewilding and wilderness in the UK.
As part of his research dissertation, Tom has designed a short questionnaire which we hope you will take part in. This is your chance to help us and a broader audience understand what level of awareness exists of rewilding initiatives in the UK and what approach you would like to see taken to rewilding and wilderness protection. The survey is hosted online and mostly comprises multiple choice answers, so it will only take a few minutes to make your voice heard.
You can take part in the research by using the following link:
We hope that as many people as possible will take part in the survey before the end of July, to give a fair reflection of current attitudes towards rewilding and wilderness. Tom says:
To rewild our landscapes we need to understand and recognise what this involves. This questionnaire is to help map the public’s perceptions and attitudes for the rewilding initiative within the United Kingdom, using online surveying methods to gather data in collaboration with the Wilderness Foundation, running along side Europe’s aspirations of rewinding our landscapes
Writtle College is one of the largest land-based university colleges in the UK; it is also one of the oldest. Set in the Essex countryside on a 220 hectare estate, Writtle, previously known as Writtle Agricultural College, is a Partner Institution of the University of Essex and provides FE and HE programmes. It also offers apprenticeships and short courses.
The College is very specialist and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as high quality research for a number of subject areas. The Wilderness Foundation collaborates with the college in a number of ways, including conducting research, providing experience placements and volunteer opportunities for students studying land-based conservation courses and at a high level by supporting the development of training courses and programmes.
We are delighted to be working with Writtle once again and look forward to reading the outcomes of this latest research project. Thank you to everyone who helps us now by sharing their views. We will follow-up later in the year with the results of the survey.