Environmental Values 27 (4):405-425 (2018)

Martin Drenthen
Radboud University Nijmegen
Rewilding is an increasingly popular strategy in landscape management, yet it is also controversial, especially when applied in culturally 'layered' landscapes. In this paper I examine what is morally at stake in debates between proponents of rewilding and those that see traditional cultural landscapes as worthy of protection. I will argue that rewilding should not only be understood as a conservation practice, but that we also need to understand its hermeneutic aspect. Rewilding implies a radical non-anthropocentric normative reinterpretation of landscape and human history that calls for a critical re-examination of the cultural identities that are based on that history
Keywords Rewilding  Environmental ethics  Environmental hermeneutics  Cultural landscapes
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DOI 10.3197/096327118x15251686827732
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