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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Rewilding Portugal opens its first wildlife watching hide

July 22, 2024
Rewilding efforts are now supporting wildlife comeback in Portugal's Greater Côa Valley. The first of a network of wildlife watching hides has just opened in the landscape, providing visitors with an exciting window onto this recovery and supporting the development of nature-based tourism.
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Wildcat seen in a Greater Côa Valley rewilding site for the first time

July 17, 2024
The European wildcat is in danger of extinction in Portugal. The first confirmed sighting of a wildcat within a Greater Côa Valley rewilding site is therefore great news, highlighting the importance of landscape restoration efforts and targeted population support measures.
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New documentary showcases rewilding’s power to revitalise

July 16, 2024
Rewilding is transforming the outlook for communities and nature in eastern Spain's Iberian Highlands. A new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Emmanuel Rondeau, which recently premiered in one of the landscape's most beautiful al fresco settings, tells an intimate story of this transformation.
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Ponds support wildlife comeback in the Velebit Mountains

June 26, 2024
Geological conditions mean surface water has always been relatively scarce in Croatia's Velebit Mountains. Changes in land use and climate are now making it even scarcer. This blog by Rewilding Velebit Communications Officer Kruno Bošnjaković explains how the local rewilding team are helping Velebit wildlife by providing reliable and safe sources of water across the landscape.
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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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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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