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Collettivo Rewild Sicily was born from a specific need: to make Sicily a greener, wilder, and a more conscious place.

We work on small projects that are meant to be practical, easily repeatable and regenerate small local communities and their love for the land they live in.We act to build a better world, simple and in small steps. We think globally and act locally, in this magical island where every corner is a wonder.

We do this mainly by trying to decrease the human-wildlife conflict. Our tools are agroforestry, firefighting, regenerative grazing, and rewilding.

Our Projects

WHAT WE ARE CURRENTLY UP TO

Mapping River Pollina

We are mapping small dams and river barriers,
and restoring crucial eel habitat.

Common Ground

We are inviting local communities to co-create a territorial plan
focusing on preventing wildfires and promoting regenerative grazing.

Forest of the Seven Heavens

We are growing an edible forest designed to prevent wildfires.

WHAT WE've done so far

Sicily's Indigenous CyberTrackers

We agthered local ecological knowledge from and with hunters, shepherds and forestry workers using CyberTracker.

Rewilding Guides Training

We trained 12 nature guides from Sicily on wildlife tracks and signs as well becoming true rewilding nature guides.

Rewildfires

With our first free research project we explored opportunities for rewilding in Sicily, focusing on wildfires and regenerative grazing with international experts.

What the Rewilding?

There are many definitions out there – this one works for us: Rewilding is a conservation strategy focused on restoring and revitalizing natural ecosystems by reintroducing native species, promoting biodiversity, and allowing natural processes to occur with minimal human intervention. Through actions such as habitat restoration, species reintroduction, and landscape connectivity enhancement, rewilding aims to create self-sustaining and resilient ecosystems that benefit both wildlife and people.

our focus areas

Wildfire prevention

Wildfires are the one destructive force in Sicily. In order to bring forward meaningful rewilding actions, we must tackle wildfires.

Natural grazing

While grazing can be a destructive force, it might as well be our best ally in regenerating grasslands and forests.

Agroforestry

Sicily lacks forests and sustainable agriculture. With agroforestry we can unite the needs and benefits of both worlds.

our favourite resources

📚 Books
Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life

Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life by George Monbiot, 2014
George Monbiot’s ‘Feral’ is a game-changer, exploring rewilding’s power to transform both nature and human life. Through captivating stories and bold ideas, Monbiot shows how bringing back key species and restoring habitats can revive ecosystems and enrich our own lives. It’s a must-read for anyone who believes in a wilder, more connected world.

Rewilding: The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery: 14

Rewilding: The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery by Paul, Jepson and Cain Blythe, 2020
This your go-to-book if you want to understand more about the universe of rewilding. In easy understandable language (and now also as an illustrated version!) Paul Jepson and Cain Blythe draw a red thread through the current rewilding conversation from scientific studies and thinking to on-the-ground projects. We absolutely love it!

 

🎧 podcasts
  • Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life by George Monbiot, 2014
    George Monbiot’s ‘Feral’ is a game-changer, exploring rewilding’s power to transform both nature and human life. Through captivating stories and bold ideas, Monbiot shows how bringing back key species and restoring habitats can revive ecosystems and enrich our own lives. It’s a must-read for anyone who believes in a wilder, more connected world.
🤓 Scientific articles
  • Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life by George Monbiot, 2014
    George Monbiot’s ‘Feral’ is a game-changer, exploring rewilding’s power to transform both nature and human life. Through captivating stories and bold ideas, Monbiot shows how bringing back key species and restoring habitats can revive ecosystems and enrich our own lives. It’s a must-read for anyone who believes in a wilder, more connected world.
🍿 films & docs
  • Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life by George Monbiot, 2014
    George Monbiot’s ‘Feral’ is a game-changer, exploring rewilding’s power to transform both nature and human life. Through captivating stories and bold ideas, Monbiot shows how bringing back key species and restoring habitats can revive ecosystems and enrich our own lives. It’s a must-read for anyone who believes in a wilder, more connected world.

Meet our Team

We are a colourful bunch of passionate people who co-founded the Collective. Since then extraordinary members and volunteers join our journey.

co-founders

Enrico Guzzo

Co-founder & Ecologist

Enrico has specialized in raptors and birds of prey. He is also the collective’s handyman and a wonderful partner in crime.

Luisa Sausa

Co-founder & Ecologist

Luisa has a background in nature education and feels home in dark caves – a true speleologist. She is the collective’s problem solver.

Salvatore Bondì

Co-founder & Ecologist

Totò is an ornithologist from head to toe. Also permaculture and agroforestry design keeps him up at night. He is a wonderful group facilitator and educator.

Hanna Rasper

Co-founder & Designer

Hanna brings her design perspective into rewilding projects and orchestrates behind the scenes in project management and communication.

Get involved

We try to live up to the true meaning of a collective and are more than happy if you want to join our journey, partner with us, or support our work. There are many ways to get involved, we’re looking forward to meet you!

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Become a volunteer

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Make a donation

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Adopt a Tree

We are growing an edible forest designed to prevent wildfires.

Guided Tour

Go on a field trip with one of our trained rewilding nature guides

Contact

ciao@collettivorewildsicily.com
collettivorewildsicily@pec.it

CF: 97377190828

 

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Collettivo Rewild Sicily

Ente Terzo Settore (ETS)

CF: 97377190828

www.collettivorewildsicily.com