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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Rewilding Europe receives grant from ForestPeace Foundation

January 18, 2022
The Foundation's aim to improve relations between nature and people fits perfectly with our vision that wilder nature is valued and treated as crucial for a prosperous and healthy society. The funding, which has been awarded on an unrestricted basis, will be used to advance rewilding in Europe.
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Rewilding Europe launches ambitious new strategy for 2030

January 7, 2022
The overall aim of "Strategy 2030", Rewilding Europe's pioneering and ambitious plan for the next decade, is to advance and scale up rewilding. Working towards its objectives with partners from across the continent will help to deliver a Europe that is richer in wild nature, with all the benefits this brings for people and planet.
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Second shipment of kulan arrives in the Ukrainian Danube Delta

December 28, 2021
The arrival of 20 more kulan on the Tarutino Steppe is part of a long-term reintroduction programme. The animals will fill an important ecological niche and enhance biodiversity.
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Europe’s policy space evolves with the burgeoning rewilding movement

December 20, 2021
The last 10 years have seen the European rewilding movement go from strength to strength. Europe's policy space has become increasingly supportive of rewilding over this timeframe.
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Wilder parks: protected areas can spearhead nature recovery in Europe

November 11, 2021
Rewilding Europe is working to accelerate the restoration of nature at landscape scale. Europe's protected areas could play a pivotal role in the process.
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Natural Forests First

November 2, 2021
The first major deal from the COP 26 climate summit has seen more than 100 world leaders agree to halt deforestation by 2030. We must now prioritise the natural regeneration of the forests we have left, rather than simply planting more trees.
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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 monthly features will examine how the impact of rewilding has grown over the last decade.

Back from the Brink

Over the last 10 years the number of wild European bison has increased from 2500 to 7000. With Rewilding Europe’s efforts making a contribution, the recovery of Europe’s largest land mammal goes from strength to strength.

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Circle of Life

Over the last decade, Rewilding Europe and partners have worked hard to restore the Circle of Life, an essential element of wild nature. Thanks to measures carried out, European vulture populations are now slowly recovering.

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The Rewilding Movement

With Rewilding Europe playing a key role, the last 10 years have seen rewilding capture hearts and minds on an ever-increasing scale. Today, support for nature recovery has never been greater.

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