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

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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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Making Europe a Wilder Place

See how rewilding can boost local economies

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Making Europe a Wilder Place

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JUAN CARLOS MUÑOZ

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European hamsters return to the Tarutino Steppe

December 8, 2022
The reintroduction of these endearing and ecologically important rodents, which were once widespread across Ukraine and Europe, will help to create a healthier and wilder steppe landscape.
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New rewilding site to enhance connectivity in the Greater Côa Valley

December 5, 2022
In Portugal's Greater Côa Valley, Paul de Toirões is the fourth rewilding site in an expanding network. With the local rewilding team overseeing key restoration measures, it will become an increasingly important ecological stepping stone.
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New eco-complex to boost nature-based tourism and green thinking in the Southern Carpathians

November 30, 2022
Based in the Southern Carpathians rewilding landscape, the WeWilder Campus will connect visitors and companies with Romanian nature and culture, benefitting the local community and inspiring new ways of doing business.
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Request to COP 15 delegates: prioritise rewilding

December 7, 2022
Restoring the health and functionality of wild nature offers us a game-changing opportunity to address our biodiversity and climate emergencies at the same time. The UN's biodiversity and climate-related plans and agreements should reflect this by working synergistically to maximise support for rewilding.
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Adapt, Survive, Thrive

November 30, 2022
Today, global warming is increasingly affecting people and nature across the world. Rewilding is a great way of enhancing the climate change resilience of landscapes and communities.
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Internships provide fresh insights for future reintroductions in the Rhodope Mountains

September 8, 2022
As part of their Master’s degree in Forest and Nature conservation at Wageningen University & Research, students Lucy Dötig and Fleur Bokma did a six months internship this year with Rewilding Europe, investigating habitat suitability for fallow deer, red deer and European bison in the Rhodope Mountains Rewilding Landscape. We checked in with them recently to see how they have been getting on.
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EXPLORE OUR REWILDING LANDSCAPES

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  feature stories examines how the impact of rewilding has grown over the last decade.

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