Rewilding: Nature’s recovery
01 May 2021 | 6:34 am
The chirp of cicadas ripples through the pine forest, carried along on the same breeze as the scent of lavender and wild thyme -- with nearly no trace of man. The Grand Barry nature reserve in France's southeastern corner is undertaking one of Europe's largest experiments in rewilding. At a time when reforestation projects -- planting new trees -- are growing in popularity, rewilding aims to let nature do the work by simply leaving ecosystems alone to recover, free from human influence.