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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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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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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The European Rewilding Network welcomes a new member from Portugal

October 12, 2018
Rewilding Europe is delighted to welcome a new member from Portugal to the European Rewilding Network. Working to promote the nature-based economic development of the Serra da Estrela region, the Rewilding Geopark Estrela project takes the number of network members to 65 (including Rewilding Europe's eight operational areas), distributed right across Europe.
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Rewilding Europe supports the #ProtectWater campaign

October 10, 2018
Inviting widespread public support, the objective of the campaign is to keep the EU's Water Framework Directive as rigorous as possible. With many EU member states failing to meet the targets of the directive, rewilding can help to improve the health of European water ecosystems and guarantee sustainable supplies of freshwater.
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Western Iberia receives major grant to scale up rewilding in the Greater Côa Valley

October 9, 2018
An inaugural grant from the newly established Endangered Landscapes Programme will enable Rewilding Europe and local partners to develop a 120,000-hectare wildlife corridor in the Greater Côa Valley in northern Portugal. By scaling up current rewilding efforts in Western Iberia, this will transform a region with high levels of rural depopulation and species loss into one with new opportunities for both wild nature and people. The 2.6 million euro grant complements another for 2.1 million euros for a record-breaking wetland and steppe restoration project in the Danube Delta.
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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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We all need water to survive. But without healthy rivers, lakes and wetlands, there is no water.

The sources of Europe’s water are protected under EU law – but many EU governments want to weaken the law. Together, we MUST stop this from happening.

The European Commission now wants you to have your say through its public consultation. This is your only chance to tell them to keep our water law strong.

We have prepared the response that will best ensure that the law is kept safe. To send this to the European Commission on your behalf, please fill in your details and click ‘ACT NOW’.

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