Just as the broader conservation effort focuses on restoring human-altered ecosystems to their wild, natural state, human rewilding seeks to bring that balance back to a person's soul. As the rewilding movement gains momentum across the country, people are stepping up to explain just how amazing it feels to reconnect with nature. TED speaker George Monbiot joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani today to explain how rewilding has helped him renew his sense of wonder about the world.
"I came across a small deer that had just died," he said. "I picked it up and slung it over my shoulders, and at that instant, it was like civilization sloughed off me like a bathrobe... My skin flushed, my hair stood on end, that feeling of that warm deer slung over my shoulders just woke something up in me which I had no idea was there before."