Rewilding the World with Ben Goldsmith

The rewilding project turning the desert green with Ties van der Hoeven

June 07, 2023 Ben Goldsmith Season 1 Episode 6
Rewilding the World with Ben Goldsmith
The rewilding project turning the desert green with Ties van der Hoeven
Show Notes

“If we can restore large scale damaged ecosystems then why don’t we do it?” 

Sometimes it’s said that the environmental and rewilding movement is not ambitious enough. Ben speaks to Ties van der Hoeven, co-founder of The Weather Makers, who is working on probably the most exciting and ambitious rewilding idea you have ever heard of.

Drawing inspiration from landscape restoration taking place in China and elsewhere, Ties has an idea to regreen the Sinai peninsula, a triangle of desert that connects Egypt to Asia. It’s an area where people and nature have been unable to flourish but was once teeming with life of all kinds. 

Ben Goldsmith is a rewilding enthusiast and activist based in the UK. In this podcast he’ll be speaking to the people behind some of the most exciting and dramatic rewilding projects on earth.

It’s easy to feel gloomy; climate science gets scarier and we lose more and more nature every year. However, the natural world is incredible and there are rays of hope and examples of habitats and wildlife returning and flourishing when it’s given a helping hand.

This podcast is produced by The Podcast Coach