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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Making Europe a Wilder Place

Join the growing rewilding movement

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Rewilding Europe is recruiting!

November 14, 2018
Do you hear the call of the wild? Would you like to be a leading part of a dynamic, progressive initiative dedicated to making Europe a wilder place?
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Rewilding Europe and WWF Netherlands strengthen their commitment to the European restoration agenda

November 13, 2018
The signing of a five-year strategic partnership agreement between the two organisations signals their ongoing commitment to European nature restoration. Focusing on a number of key areas, the new cooperation will work towards tangible outcomes in support of wilder European nature.
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Action philosophy should take rewilding forwards

November 12, 2018
A new academic paper outlines how principles for European rewilding can be put into practice. Based on practical experience and pilot projects, some dating back over 25 years, the authors ask applied scientists to view rewilding as an unfolding conservation approach to optimise its transformative potential.
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Rewilding Rhodopes goes east

October 15, 2018
Elitsa Kapushev is a Bulgarian student at the University of Berlin. Visiting an Iranian summer school focused on the environment in August, she chose to present the work of the Rewilding Rhodopes team.
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Rewilding Stories: People Power

September 4, 2018
Rewilding isn't only about nature - it's about people too. The support, trust and passion of local communities will always be vital to the success of rewilding projects, regardless of scale and location. Gaining that support means ensuring that people can earn a fair living from the wild, and reaching out and building relationships through effective stakeholder communication.
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Rewilding volunteers give and gain in the Central Apennines

August 2, 2018
A succession of European Erasmus+ students are now volunteering with Italian NGO Salviamo l'Orso. As they make an invaluable contribution to Marsican brown bear conservation in the Central Apennines rewilding area, they are also learning from their experience.
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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
Romania & Ukraine
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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 & Greece
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Oder Delta
Poland & Germany
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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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