Field Notes on the Meaning of Rewilding

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This paper investigates the concept of rewilding by looking at its uses so far and its implementation by Rewilding Europe, one of the leading rewilding organizations today. Juxtaposing theory with practice, it proposes understanding rewilding as a hybrid ecological semiotic concept. More precisely, rewilding's ecological goals are necessarily mediated, and therefore transformed, through semiotic practices. This is exemplified through a discussion of a rewilding project in the Romanian Danube Delta.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-349
Number of pages17
JournalEthics, Policy and Envrionment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • politics of nature
  • rewilding
  • environmental political theory


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