Making Europe a Wilder Place

A pioneering approach to nature recovery

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Hans Koster

Making Europe a Wilder Place

A pioneering approach to nature recovery

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Making Europe a Wilder Place

Learn why we trust nature to manage itself

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Sandra Bartocha / Wild Wonders of Europe

Making Europe a Wilder Place

Learn why we trust nature to manage itself

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Making Europe a Wilder Place

Be inspired by Europe’s wildlife comeback

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Jari Peltomäki / Wild Wonders of Europe

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Making Europe a Wilder Place

See how rewilding can boost local economies

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Making Europe a Wilder Place

See how rewilding can boost local economies

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Making Europe a Wilder Place

Join the growing rewilding movement

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JUAN CARLOS MUÑOZ

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Leading organisations join forces to scale up practical rewilding across Europe

November 23, 2023
Launched at the conclusion of a high-level gathering in Vienna, the European Rewilding Coalition brings together Europe's leading practical rewilding organisations. By working together, the coalition membership will accelerate landscape-scale rewilding across the continent.
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New documentary premiere spreads message of hope in the Rhodope Mountains

November 20, 2023
“The Circle of Life in the Rhodope Mountains”, a 12-minute documentary by Emmanuel Rondeau, tells the hopeful story of rewilding in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria. At the beginning of November, a well-attended premiere in the town of Kardzhali helped the local rewilding team engage a wide range of stakeholders.
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Oder Delta rewilding team continue efforts to restore the Ina River

November 16, 2023
Healthy, free-flowing rivers governed by natural processes offer a wide range of benefits for wildlife and people. This autumn, the Oder Delta rewilding team and local partners carried out a range of measures to restore the Ina River - an important tributary of the Oder River.
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Rewilding in the Rhodope Mountains: the subsidy challenge

November 24, 2023
In the Rhodope Mountains, agricultural subsidies are promoting the intensification of grazing, which is negatively impacting nature and local rewilding efforts. The local team are determined to keep advocating rural policies that allow people to make better use of the socio-economic benefits that rewilding can provide.
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Changing the narrative: rewilding offers a bold new perspective for the Iberian Highlands

November 8, 2023
The vast and sparsely populated Iberian Highlands became Rewilding Europe's tenth rewilding landscape in 2022. Enabling wild nature to recover here could transform the outlook for local communities.
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Beyond protection: towards wilder European parks

October 3, 2023
The rewilding of protected areas could take nature recovery in Europe to the next level. There are a range of measures they could employ to become wilder.
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EXPLORE OUR REWILDING LANDSCAPES

We are selecting large pioneering areas in Europe, where we are working with our local partners to make our vision a reality.
We hope this provides inspiration for hundreds of other rewilding initiatives, all across the continent.

Rewilding impact stories

The European rewilding movement has come a long way since Rewilding Europe was founded in 2011.
A series of  feature stories examines how the impact of rewilding has grown over the last decade.

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