Entry 23-739 | Germany | 2022 | 51’ | Language: English German | Subtitles: English

What is wilderness?

Mis on metsik loodus?

"What is Wilderness?" asks what wilderness actually is. We learn that the greatest biodiversity is where large grazing animals are part of the habitat. But the species-rich large animal fauna that once existed has disappeared from Europe with the appearance of modern Homo sapiens Domestic animals, when grazing in the right numbers and as a proxy for the extinct large herbivores, perform the identical "ecosystem engineering" services. This is an opportunity for our future and not only because wild pastures have been shown to store more carbon than forests. But where many natural processes take place, we can achieve a state there that resembles a wilderness. A NEW WILDERNESS perhaps; - but a wilderness that is good and important for biodiversity, animal welfare, climate, our land and for the future of mankind.

Original title: Was ist Wildnis?


Jan Haft
Kay Ziesenhenne, Jonas Blaha, Jan Haft, Jonathan Wirth, Alexandra & Steffen Sailer
Jan Haft
Dominik Eulberg, Hannes Kretzer
Melanie Haft
Production Company
nautilusfilm GmbH
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