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Flanders wrote (edited )

Hmm, I thought rewilding was more about restoring fragmented ecosystems &c., like those iconic pictures of wildlife overpasses, rather than human-oriented putting more green in the cities, like the mentioned Vancouver plan of ensuring that “every person living in the city are within a five-minute walk of a green space”. Not that this isn't a noble goal, of course.

Actually looking at the links, I think the article might just present the projects a bit one-sidedly. The Vancouver action plan does feel a lot broader than the article implies, after skimming it a bit.

This paragraph near the end of the article is quite interesting, though:

Mr Ennis added that the HSI encourages the public to “partially rewild their gardens” with old wood, water features and wildflowers to provide “habitat for our native reptiles and amphibians.”

I recall reading about some Flemish architects using left-over construction materials to create a variant on the prairie garden, which they called a "puintuin" (rubble garden). Those are a similar way of rewilding gardens, I suppose.

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ziq wrote

Mr Ennis added that the HSI encourages the public to “partially rewild their gardens” with old wood, water features and wildflowers to provide “habitat for our native reptiles and amphibians.”

That's good advice, especially because of how many domestic cats there are in populated areas, they kill everything that moves. Simple piles of rocks are great sanctuaries for lizards for example.