The reintroduction of species back into their natural habitat is the deliberate release of species into the wild from captivity or other areas where the species are capable of survival and used to live, and with Rewilding the aim is to turn a management area back to the wild.
The goal of reintroduction of species and rewilding is to establish a healthy, genetically diverse, self-sustaining population to an area where it has been extirpated, or to augment an existing population.
Species that may be eligible for reintroduction are typically but not limited to threatened or endangered spiecies in the wild. Rewilding may involve returning native species to localities where they had been extirpated.
Humans have been reintroducing species for food and pest control for thousands of years. However, the practice of Rewilding for conservation is much younger but essential and our aim is to heal previously known distribution habitat.
Our recent targeted area, Vygeboom Nature Reserve is currently comprising of 7 000 hectares of pristine wilderness in the Gravelotte area, Limpopo Province in South Africa. It is a partnership between private individuals and the landlord is the local Balepye Community.
Our vision is to create a Big Five Reserve, not in the mould of the normal tourism areas, but with a responsible and regenerative outlook towards conservation which will ultimately span some 30 000 hectares by including our neighbouring farms already owned by the community.
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