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

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Jari Peltomäki / Wild Wonders of Europe

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See how rewilding can boost local economies

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See how rewilding can boost local economies

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JUAN CARLOS MUÑOZ

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European wildlife comeback: new report shows wildlife will return if we give it space to recover

September 26, 2022
A new and updated Wildlife Comeback Report, involving 50 European wildlife species, will be published today, September 27. Commissioned by Rewilding Europe, it highlights species that have made a comeback in Europe over the last 40 to 50 years, explores the reasons behind their recovery, and provides an outlook for future recovery of European wildlife.
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Art festival will celebrate nature and culture of the Greater Côa Valley

September 14, 2022
The "CÔA - Corridor of Arts" Festival will take place in the summer of 2023. Celebrating the nature and culture of northern Portugal's Greater Côa Valley, it will build engagement with local communities and help to promote rewilding.
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European Rewilding Network welcomes four Finnish initiatives

September 1, 2022
Finnish NGO Snowchange is working to rewild a growing number of peatlands and forests. Four sites within Snowchange's burgeoning Landscape Rewilding Programme have just joined the European Rewilding Network, amplifying the benefits for nature, climate, and local indigenous communities.
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Internship 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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Climate Heroes: wildlife’s game-changing role

September 2, 2022
The restoration of wildlife populations can play a game-changing role stabilising our climate. Rewilding is the best way to enable such a recovery.
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Affric Highlands: amplifying rewilding efforts from coast to coast

August 18, 2022
People’s wellbeing is inextricably linked to the ecological health of the land where they live. In the heart of the Scottish Highlands, a progressive rewilding initiative is delivering diverse benefits for nature and local communities.
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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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