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

Making Europe a Wilder Place

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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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River Meuse restoration shows the wide-ranging benefits of working with nature

November 22, 2021
The Border Meuse initiative, which kicked off 30 years ago in the Netherlands, has seen river restoration deliver a triple win for nature and people. It demonstrates perfectly how rewilding can make socio-economic as well as ecological sense.
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Online symposium to present the benefits of natural grazing for biodiversity and climate

November 19, 2021
As a critical natural process, grazing by large herbivores delivers many benefits to both wild nature and people. Yet, its impact depends greatly on the type of herbivores and grazing intensity. Join us for an online symposium on December 9th where we will present the findings of the three-year GrazeLIFE programme.
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Dutch Postcode Lottery to support Rewilding Europe for another five years

November 18, 2021
Funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery has been instrumental to the growth of Rewilding Europe over the last 10 years. The lottery's ongoing support will help us to deliver even more positive impact.
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Wilder parks: protected areas can spearhead nature recovery in Europe

November 11, 2021
Rewilding Europe is working to accelerate the restoration of nature at landscape scale. Europe's protected areas could play a pivotal role in the process.
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Natural Forests First

November 2, 2021
The first major deal from the COP 26 climate summit has seen more than 100 world leaders agree to halt deforestation by 2030. We must now prioritise the natural regeneration of the forests we have left, rather than simply planting more trees.
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Turning the tide for the Dalmatian pelican

July 18, 2021
The Dalmatian pelican continue to show signs of recovery within their range in southeast Europe, including the Danube Delta rewilding area. Yet, their fragmented populations pose a problem for the species’ long-term stability. Here's an overview of our actions and results so far, to support the comeback of these gentle giants.
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EXPLORE OUR REWILDING AREAS

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 monthly features will examine how the impact of rewilding has grown over the last decade.

Back from the Brink

Over the last 10 years the number of wild European bison has increased from 2500 to 7000. With Rewilding Europe’s efforts making a contribution, the recovery of Europe’s largest land mammal goes from strength to strength.

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Circle of Life

Over the last decade, Rewilding Europe and partners have worked hard to restore the Circle of Life, an essential element of wild nature. Thanks to measures carried out, European vulture populations are now slowly recovering.

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