Making Europe a Wilder Place

A new approach to European conservation

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Making Europe a Wilder Place

A new approach to European conservation

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Making Europe a Wilder Place

Learn why we trust nature to manage itself

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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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Making Europe a Wilder Place

Be inspired by Europe’s wildlife comeback

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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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Baby boom: record number of griffon vulture chicks hatch in the Rhodope Mountains

May 21, 2019
So far 72 griffon vulture chicks have hatched in the Rhodope Mountains rewilding area this year – seven more than in 2018. A milestone success for the local rewilding team, this record-breaking result represents another positive step forward in the Balkan-based comeback of these magnificent birds.
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Water buffalo release boosts natural dynamics in the Danube Delta

May 21, 2019
Rewilding Europe completed its first ever translocation of water buffalo last week, with a herd of seven animals successfully released on Ermakov Island in the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta. The hefty herbivores will create and maintain a mosaic landscape on the island - thereby supporting the area's dynamic, wild nature - as well as driving development of local nature-based tourism.
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Rewilding Portugal needs a communicator

May 20, 2019
Are you a skillful communicator wilth a passion for wild nature? Would you like to be a part of a dynamic, progressive initiative dedicated to making Europe a wilder place? If so, Rewilding Portugal may have the perfect job for you.
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New Head of Communications: Laurien Holtjer

May 10, 2019
With a strong background in communications and a passion for wild nature, Laurien Holtjer started as the new Head of Communications at Rewilding Europe in March. We caught up with Laurien to find out a little more about her and her aspirations.
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New Head of Rewilding: Raquel Filgueiras

April 25, 2019
Earlier this year Raquel Filgueiras took over from Wouter Helmer as Rewilding Europe's Head of Rewilding. We caught up with Raquel to find out a little more about her and her aspirations.
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Next generation: inspiring young rewilders in the Southern Carpathians

April 23, 2019
Today rewilding is playing an increasingly important role connecting younger generations with wild nature. Romanian schoolchildren in Rewilding Europe's Southern Carpathians rewilding areas recently celebrated Earth Hour and International Bird Day, strengthening their bond with local populations of birds and reintroduced bison.
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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.

Western Iberia
Portugal
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Danube Delta
Ukraine, Romania and Moldova
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Southern Carpathians
Romania
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Velebit Mountains
Croatia
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Central Apennines
Italy
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Rhodope Mountains
Bulgaria and Greece
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Oder Delta
Poland and Germany
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Swedish Lapland
Sweden
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We want more space for wild nature and wildlife across Europe. A Europe where natural processes can shape our landscapes and give us the good things in life, such as health and wellbeing, wholesome food and clean air and water. We see a future where wild nature is recognised as a fundamental part of Europe’s heritage and an essential element in a modern, prosperous, and healthy society.

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