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July 15, 2024

When It Happened I Went Wild

By Ndaba Sibanda

When It Happened I Went Wild

Rewilding happened when they reverted
a managed area to the wild, a smart mode
of conserving things, for instance, it allowed
nature to mend or heal itself, to mind out
its processes in order to shape the future
of land and sea. I was wild with pleasure
when rewilding came about. I went wild!

Rewilding saw wildlife’s natural cadences
animate and generate wilder, more biodiverse
environments as broken ecosystems were fixed,
ruined landscapes were repaired. I made out
the harmonies and remedies that begot healing.
My soul rehabilitated into hope as I saw examples
of rewilding in high populations of grazing animals
that were reduced so that vital trees and other plant life
could propagate. Forests were protected and expanded
to allow for biota to create and spread its tentacles, thus
increasing carbon storage. I saw people at the very centre
of the practice: their part, their cultural and economic links
to the land, and how they found means and ways to work
and live within healthy, happy and lively natural ecosystems.







Article © Ndaba Sibanda. All rights reserved.
Published on 2023-07-17
Image(s) are public domain.
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