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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Staffan Widstrand / Rewilding Europe

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Sandra Bartocha / Wild Wonders of Europe

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Making Europe a Wilder Place

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Jari Peltomäki / Wild Wonders of Europe

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JUAN CARLOS MUÑOZ

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Natural grazing training session builds capacity of landscape teams

April 29, 2022
Natural grazing by wild and semi-wild herbivores provides a wide range of benefits to both nature and people. A training session held in March will support its scaling up in Rewilding Europe's operational landscapes.
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New film series set to showcase and scale up European rewilding

April 21, 2022
Thanks to a partnership with global law firm Hogan Lovells, a new series of short films showcasing the work of Rewilding Europe will begin production this spring. By demonstrating the beneficial impact of our rewilding efforts, this exciting series will boost outreach and help to scale up rewilding.
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Pelican Way of LIFE nominated for prestigious Natura 2000 Award

April 12, 2022
Our work to stabilize and strengthen interconnected populations of the Dalmatian pelican along the Black Sea-Mediterranean flyway has been recognised by the European Commission’s Natura 2000 Awards. Through reducing the risk of collisions with power lines, the installation of nesting platforms and establishing regular patrols, The Pelican Way of LIFE initiative has helped to create two new breeding colonies in Bulgaria.
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Record-breaking year for dam removal shows growing interest in river restoration

May 16, 2022
The removal of dams has proven to be the most environmentally efficient and cost-effective way of restoring rivers, bringing wide-ranging benefits to both people and wild nature. Dam Removal Europe’s latest progress report shows an increase of 137% of barriers removed compared to the previous year, confirming the growing movement and interest in restoring rivers in Europe.
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Restored wildlife populations could play a game-changing role stabilising our climate

March 18, 2022
Animals influence the carbon cycle in myriad ways. By enabling wildlife populations to recover in both number and diversity, rewilding could significantly reduce atmospheric carbon and move us beyond net zero.
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Portugal’s rewilding rangers

February 17, 2022
On the constant lookout for environmental crime and damaging wildfire, Rewilding Portugal's surveillance team travel thousands of kilometres every year to protect wolves and other wildlife south of the Douro River.
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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.

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