Ethics, Policy and Environment 18 (3):318-337 (2015)

Martin Drenthen
Radboud University Nijmegen
In most rewilding projects, humans are still the agents in control: it is us who decide to no longer want to fully control nature. Spontaneous rewilding changes the nature of this game. Once we are confronted with species that have their own agency, that cannot fully be controlled, and that behave in ways that we do not always like, then it proves hard to co-exist and tolerate nature’s autonomy. Nowhere is this more clearly visible than with the resurging wolf, whose return to parts of western Europe challenges our existing ideas about ourselves and our place in the landscape.
Keywords environmental ethics  wolves  rewilding
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DOI 10.1080/21550085.2015.1111615
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