Making Europe a Wilder Place

A new approach to European conservation

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Hans Koster

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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Sandra Bartocha / Wild Wonders of Europe

Making Europe a Wilder Place

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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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JUAN CARLOS MUÑOZ

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European Rewilding Network welcomes Belarusian horse rewilding initiative

October 19, 2021
The newly established "Reintroducing the Polesskaya horse" initiative is working to rescue one of Europe's most endangered equine species. European Rewilding Network membership will help the rewilding team realise their vision.
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Bison rewilding in the Southern Carpathians moves into next phase

October 8, 2021
The success of the LIFE RE-Bison initiative means Romania's largest herd of wild European bison now roams free in the Southern Carpathians. As bison rewilding in the area moves into a new phase, the future of this important animal looks bright.
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Celebration of the unique Ukrainian steppe provides community boost

October 4, 2021
The Tarutino Steppe Festival took place at the end of September in the Ukrainian Danube Delta. Showcasing local nature, culture and rewilding efforts, the event will help local communities by enhancing the area's tourism value.
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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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The UN Decade: why we need rewilding

June 4, 2021
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration kicks off on June 5, World Environment Day. Rewilding has a hugely important role to play in the realisation of its aims.
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European Rewilding Network works to enhance natural grazing

May 18, 2021
Natural grazing is a critical process in many European ecosystems. The European Rewilding Network is playing a key role amplifying its use and impact.
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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.

Over the last 10 years the number of free-roaming European bison has increased from just over 2500 to around 7000 individuals. With Rewilding Europe’s own bison rewilding efforts making a contribution, the recovery of Europe’s largest living land mammal goes from strength to strength.

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