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Join us for Into The Light

Into The Light is our first ever rewilding gathering which is taking place on Friday 10 May and Saturday 11 May at our beautiful Heal Somerset site. This two-day gathering will bring together the leading voices and key change-makers from across the rewilding movement in the UK, including environment, rewilding, wildlife, finance and tech professionals, scientists, climate change campaigners, career seekers and those looking for answers in the face of devastating nature and climate decline.  

On each of the two days, people will gather to learn from inspiring speakers, share knowledge and talk about what’s working and what’s not. Together, we will discuss creative and action-focused approaches and strategies to mitigate the biodiversity and climate crises we are facing, and explore the positive impact of rewilding on nature, climate and wellbeing. 

Come to find out what’s happening in rewilding. Come to spend time with others who love wildlife and want to help it thrive again. Come because it will give you hope for the future.

Many thanks to event sponsor, Finance Earth.

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What to expect

Into The Light runs over two days and you can book for one day or both days. There will be a big tent for talks and a smaller tent for book talks and other fringe activities.

Friday 10 May 2024

On the first day, we'll focus on rewilding finance and technology, putting the spotlight on financial and technical innovation in the rewilding sector, highlighting and sharing good practice and considering the opportunities, and limits, of the role of technology and finance within nature-led recovery. 

The programme for this day has been curated with a professional audience in mind but would be of interest to others, for example landowners, students and anyone interested in these topics.

10:00

AM

Welcome from Jan Stannard, Heal's Co-founder and Chair of Trustees

10:15

AM

Opening talk by Alastair Driver, Director of Rewilding Britain

11:00

AM

Break

11:45

AM

Keeping it green: the role of finance in nature-led recovery

With Alicia Gibson (Finance Earth), Amy Coulthard (EnTrade), Helen Avery (Green Finance Institute) and Helen Edmundson (Defra)

1:00

PM

Lunch and tour

Wildlife tour with local guide, Nick Patel (Wilder Skies)

2:00

PM

Getting technical: considering the latest innovations in rewilding

With Annie Leeson (Agricarbon), Ella Milne (Ecosulis), Gabrielle Nex (soil sonics expert), Geoff Carrs (Wilder Sensing) and Harry Grocott (Treeconomy)

3:30

PM

Break

4:15

PM

Closing talk by Joe Hampson, Wilding Officer for Somerset Wildlife Trust

5:30

PM

Fringe sessions

Including yoga with Madeleine Scott Yoga and a wildlife tour with Nick Patel

Evening

Music, bar, food and activities

Tickets
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