New rewilding charity to tap crowdfunding to purchase and restore depleted land

Cecilia Keating
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Old Hammer Pond on the Knepp Estate in West Sussex, a pioneering rewilding estate comprising 1400 ha of former arable and dairy farm land. Credit: Marathon
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Old Hammer Pond on the Knepp Estate in West Sussex, a pioneering rewilding estate comprising 1400 ha of former arable and dairy farm land. Credit: Marathon

New charity Heal plans to raise £7m to buy and rewild 500-acres (200ha) of land in southern England within two years, before replicating the project further afield.

A new charity with ambitions to become a "rewilding landowner" is planning to use crowdfunding to buy ecologically depleted land and return it to its natural state. Officially launched yesterday, Heal...

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