heal the land | heal nature | heal ourselves
Heal is raising money to buy land in the English lowlands and rewild it.
We're giving land back to nature, forever.
Why do we need rewilding?
Ours is one of the most nature-depleted countries, ranking 189th in the world for biodiversity
A new national rewilding charity
Heal is committed to becoming the UK's first national rewilding landowner
We are creating new, species-rich havens to heal the land, heal nature and heal ourselves
What does Heal mean by 'rewilding'?
We mean giving nature the breathing space it needs to heal.
We mean natural regeneration of trees, plants and wildflowers.
We mean creating space where animals can live freely and vulnerable species can recover.
What is Heal's long-term plan?
What kind of land is Heal looking for?
Reconnecting with nature
Many people’s link with nature is threadbare, with few opportunities to connect with it in their day-to-day lives. That's why our long-term plan is to make rewilding accessible to everyone by launching a Heal site in every English county.
Our visitors will come to spend time outdoors and to learn about rewilding, wildlife and sustainable living. We will provide affordable, inclusive nature experiences that deliver an array of physical and mental wellbeing benefits.
Some parts of Heal’s land will remain permanently closed except to staff and volunteers to give wildlife the seclusion it needs to heal.
Why rewild the English lowlands?
Currently, lots of rewilding is happening in the uplands where very few people live
By 2050, 70% of us will be living in urban areas
By rewilding the lowlands, we are making rewilding more inclusive and accessible to people living in towns and cities
How will Heal fund rewilding?
Heal will mobilise funding from multiple sources to buy land for rewilding.
Our sites will be self-supporting, generating revenue from eco-tourism , educational courses, events and more. We will create new jobs and bring economic benefit to local communities.
Who is behind Heal?
What will rewilding look like?
Rewilding heals the land from the ground up.
The first signs of change are invisible to the human eye, occurring deep in the soil and at the invertebrate level.
It may take several years before we see dramatic changes above ground, such as the emergence of new trees and plants and the return of long-lost animal species.
Don't just take our word for it...