Making Europe a Wilder Place

A pioneering approach to nature recovery

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Staffan Widstrand

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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Social study in Ukraine finds positive attitudes to rewilding

May 23, 2024
The Rewilding Ukraine team have been carrying out efforts to restore the Tarutino Steppe since 2019. A social study carried out recently by the team found widespread support for rewilding among the residents of Borodino, a community which owns the steppe. The results of the study will help to guide future engagement as rewilding scales up.
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Przewalski’s horse initiative joins the European Rewilding Network

May 17, 2024
French NGO TAKH is working to support the conservation of Przewalski's horses in Europe and Asia. Membership of the European Rewilding Network will advance the team's rewilding efforts, and enhance the recovery of this iconic animal and the benefits it delivers.
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Bearded vultures continue comeback in southeast France

May 15, 2024
Rewilding Europe is supporting the release of bearded vultures by the French NGO Vautours en Baronnies, which is working to restore populations of all four European vulture species in the Dauphiné Alps in southeast France.
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The European bison: a climate hero

May 16, 2024
The return of the bison in Europe can enhance carbon sequestration, boost biodiversity, and drive the growth of nature-based tourism. To maximise the beneficial impact of this iconic herbivore, populations need to roam freely across large, well-connected landscapes.
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Pettorano sul Gizio: the town that went wild

March 15, 2024
In the heart of the Central Apennines rewilding landscape, the residents of Pettorano sul Gizio are benefitting from lives that are increasingly entwined with local nature.
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Wide-ranging measures see the Rewilding Velebit team build engagement in 2023

February 5, 2024
Kruno Bošnjaković, a communications officer attached to the Rewilding Velebit team, outlines the extensive measures taken to reach out to stakeholders in 2023. Connecting people of all backgrounds with the majestic nature of Velebit will inspire them to want to protect and enhance it.
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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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