Rewilding Company

Afforestation and Reforestation in Sierra Leone and West Africa

A nature-based solution to counter global warming, generating high-quality carbon credits, benefitting local communities, and growing biodiversity

25 + Years Experience

In-depth knowledge and established regional networks across Sierra Leone and West Africa

2,000 + 12,000 Local Employment

Driving ongoing sustainable investment by employing over 2,000 local people, and 12,000 small holder farmers within our and our partnership companies

10,000ha of mangrove

Identified over 10,000ha of replanting and conservation area

Expertise in the group

The project brings together significant sector, industry and territorial experience

Let Our Earth Have A Breath Of Fresh Air

We are committed to sustainable and traceable operations and have invested heavily in rewilding degraded farmland with forests, and the protection and replanting of 10,000ha of mangrove along the coastline of Sierra Leone. 

Our projects share the benefit with its bordering communities and private landowners. We empower them to use reforestation and carbon credits as an additional income, helping them navigate the complex process of verification and validation and assisting them to sell their credits competitively to intermediaries and traders.

Our operations bring together local communities, governments, tribal leaders, conservationists, land owners, scientists, innovators and other important stakeholders to unlock the resources necessary for national and regional success.

Protect and Restore Natural Ecosystems

THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE

Global response to climate change reaffirms the goal of limiting global temperature increase to well below 2 degrees Celsius while pursuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees

SCALE OF REDUCTIONS

To achieve this goal, global CO2 emissions will need to be reduced by 23 Gigatons, which requires changes in all sectors from aviation to agriculture. Deforestation and land degradation result in 20% of global emissions and can be reversed through a project like this.

OPPORTUNITY

Nature Based Solutions (NBS) including forestry, marine and regenerative agriculture have a key role to play in the next decade creating a carbon market opportunity of up to $30bn by 2030. Based on the 2021 data, the voluntary carbon market size reached $1bn, while the compliance markets increased to $851bn

Projects we are working on now

Replanting - Mangrove

Nurseries have been established and planting commenced on land deforested for the production of rice, and subsequently abandoned

Reforestation - Terrestrial

400ha of replanting on degraded land undertaken in 2022. Nurseries have been established for the future planting program

Conservation

Large areas of mangrove and terrestrial forest is being degraded or under threat and will be conserved by the Rewilding Company

Our Mission

To challenge climate change by rapidly developing large-scale nature-based solutions that generate benefits for the planet and our stakeholders

Purpose & Impact

Through the planting and conservation of large scale forests and mangroves in Sierra Leone we will reduce the risks resulting from climate change and at the same time uplift communities. We will interact actively and work closely with landowners, communities, local, regional and national structures to ensure a coordinated and inclusive positive impact.
We have on-the-ground operating experience and deep networks

Our Leadership

A world leading African business and climate science team – Planters, Climate Scientists, and world-class carbon experts ALREADY ON THE GROUND
Co-founder

Dr. James Tansey

CEO

Nieks Bezuidenhout

Founder

Kevin Godlington

Klimate X Director

Neil Passmore

Wetland Scientist

Steve Crooks

Mohamed Mansaray

Community & Survey
Operation Manager

Charlie Vincent

Wetlands

Leah Glass

Govt & Community
Engagement

Mo Kamara

Idriss Koromah

Carbon lead
NURSERY MANAGER

Francis Duwaiman

Forester

Sydney Dugba

Our Partners