The projection is based on surveys of 27 large rewilding sites in England. The area represents about 0.2 per cent of England and the job gains have been extrapolated to 5 per cent of England.
A spokesperson from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs comments that the Green Recovery challenge fund will invest in rewilding projects and communities across the country and is on track to support 2,500 jobs, especially those in rural areas.
The Guardian - Rewilding 5% of England could create 20,000 rural jobs
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