Definition of rewilding
- Wolves were the key to one of the best known examples of rewilding. In 1995, nearly 70 years after hunters had wiped them out, wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the US. In the absence of large predators, deer populations had burgeoned out of control …
- —Sara Reardon, New Scientist, 1 Mar. 2014
- The plan, called Pleistocene rewilding, suggests reintroducing into Arizona, the Great Plains, and elsewhere various species—such as Bactrian camels, peregrine falcons, and Old World cheetahs—that were once native to North America.
- —Eric Jaffe, Science News, 11 Nov. 2006