Rewilding Europe

Initiating partners

Rewilding Europe has four initiating organisations:

WWF-Netherlands • ARK NatureWild Wonders of EuropeConservation Capital



Building a future in which humans live in harmony with nature is what WWF does. In the interest of nature and of man that needs nature.
The policy of the World Wildlife Fund aims to protect biodiversity on earth.

WWF-Netherlands does this by:

• Protecting and when needed restoring the worlds’ main habitats. Special attention is paid to tropical and other forests, wetlands and oceans.

• To address the main threaths to these areas, such as deforestation, water depletion, overfishing, climate change and illegal trade in animals and plants.

• To convince the Dutch society that they can actively contribute to the protection of nature by providing financial action perspectives and non-financial action perspective (participation activities, volunteering, buying FSC-timber, using green energy etc.).


ARK Nature 

ARK is an innovative nature organisation, who aim to demonstrate how societal changes invariably lead to new chances for nature and the landscape. ARK encourages people to seize these opportunities in the conviction that more room for nature in our thoughts and actions will improve the quality of life, for men and for nature.
Robust, spontaneous nature is essential for plants and animals, but also for the economy and all people’s well-being.
These vast, dynamic areas of nature in which the natural processes are allowed to go their own way is what ARK stands for. It results in an unprecedented richness in landscapes and the accompanying flora and fauna. If interconnected, these new areas create the crucial network for plants and animals to move to .
It is essential that nature is socially and economically embedded within our society. Large nature areas can generate billions in income and offer prospects for spatial development.
Authentic nature is exciting. It offers plenty of prospects for enjoyable activities and contributes to good health. Millions of people live and work or recreate in and around nature areas and are aware of the economic and societal value of nature. ARK is certain that the development of spontaneous, accessible nature will enhance the quality of life.


Wild Wonders of Europe 

Wild Wonders of Europe is the world’s largest conservation communication initiative, ever. This groundbreaking initiative is about revealing the amazing natural treasures of our continent to the 700 million Europeans and the World. The wildlife and wild places that most of us don’t even know exist.

Wild Wonders of Europe uses the powerful medium of world-class photography as visual art to celebrate the joy of the wild and Europe’s wildlife comeback, illustrating that nature conservation works. Highlighting the many successes, whilst raising awareness of the biodiversity that is threatened.

Wild Wonders of Europe aims to show that Europe is not just about highways and cities, reconnecting us to this wonderful heritage, so that we will enjoy it more and take care of it more wisely for the future.

On May 27 2010, Wild Wonders of Europe commenced a global tour of its flagship outdoor exhibition with 100 breathtaking images showcasing the natural wonders of Europe. Accompanied by conservation messaging the exhibition stimulates minds to inspire the wide audience.

The inaugural outdoor exhibition was opened by HRH Princess Irene of The Netherlands and is currently touring Europe to much critical acclaim, with a U.S and China tour being planned for later this year.  

This is public art, with an uplifting message, for people of all walks of life.  Entrance is free, it is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and is positioned to reach between 500,000 to 3 million people per city.   Rewilding Europe is proud to be part of the exhibition tour and will the main exhibition partner bringing the outdoor exhibitions to the capital cities of their project countries.

Wild Wonders of Europe is the main communication partner of Rewilding Europe.

Wild Wonders of Europe

Unseen - Unexpected - Unforgettable

Revealing Europe’s amazing natural treasures to the world

A heritage to share - To enjoy - To protect


Conservation Capital 

Conservation Capital is a unique conservation organisation in that it focuses exclusively on linking private sector business and investment finance with global biodiversity conservation.

Conservation Capital has raised and structured over 200 million Euros of private investment finance for conservation-based businesses across 26 countries in a diverse range of industry sectors.  This has resulted in the generation of over 25 million Euros of annual commercial revenues which help cover the costs of conserving (or incentivizing the conservation of) many millions of acres of valuable wild and natural habitats.

The Conservation Capital team consists of business people, lawyers, accountants and conservation managers who together have pioneered a range of innovative conservation business development techniques and are presently leading the creation of some of the world’s first conservation business investment funds.

Conservation Capitals role within Rewilding Europe is to work towards the development of a new nature-based economy in key areas of rural Europe where declining forms of economic activity (primarily agriculture) will be replaced with new wildlife and wilderness-based businesses.