Western Iberia

Main achievements to date

Wilder nature

  • The rewilding process started in the Faia Brava Reserve, which itself is now developing well. Portuguese NGO Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN) was already working in the area before the rewilding initiative began, but using more traditional methods of conservation; since partnering with Rewilding Europe they have fully embraced the rewilding concept. This area is now transitioning from traditional farming and ways of biodiversity management to a more rewilding-focused approach incorporating rewilding enterprise development.
  • Rewilding activities are focused on the Côa Valley, where the Faia Brava Reserve is located. New priority areas were agreed in 2014, while new pilots for natural grazing, wildlife reintroduction and connected enterprise activities are now being established in the Middle Côa valley.
  • In 2016 a five-year partnership agreement was signed with board of ATN regarding the development of the Côa Valley as a major rewilding initiative.
  • Several project proposals prepared in 2017 concerning sustainable forestry, wolf conservation and ibex reintroduction and are in the pipeline with everal funding proposals submitted.

Wildlife comeback

  • The rewilding process started in the Faia Brava Reserve, which itself is now developing well. Portuguese NGO Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN) was already working in the area before the rewilding initiative began, but using more traditional methods of conservation; since partnering with Rewilding Europe they have fully embraced the rewilding concept. This area is now transitioning from traditional farming and ways of biodiversity management to a more rewilding-focused approach incorporating rewilding enterprise development.
  • Rewilding activities are focused on the Côa Valley, where the Faia Brava Reserve is located. New priority areas were agreed in 2014, while new pilots for natural grazing, wildlife reintroduction and connected enterprise activities are now being established in the Middle Côa valley.
  • In 2016 a five-year partnership agreement was signed with board of ATN regarding the development of the Côa Valley as a major rewilding initiative.
  • Several project proposals prepared in 2017 concerning sustainable forestry, wolf conservation and ibex reintroduction and are in the pipeline with everal funding proposals submitted.

Nature based economies

  • The rewilding process started in the Faia Brava Reserve, which itself is now developing well. Portuguese NGO Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN) was already working in the area before the rewilding initiative began, but using more traditional methods of conservation; since partnering with Rewilding Europe they have fully embraced the rewilding concept. This area is now transitioning from traditional farming and ways of biodiversity management to a more rewilding-focused approach incorporating rewilding enterprise development.
  • Rewilding activities are focused on the Côa Valley, where the Faia Brava Reserve is located. New priority areas were agreed in 2014, while new pilots for natural grazing, wildlife reintroduction and connected enterprise activities are now being established in the Middle Côa valley.
  • In 2016 a five-year partnership agreement was signed with board of ATN regarding the development of the Côa Valley as a major rewilding initiative.
  • Several project proposals prepared in 2017 concerning sustainable forestry, wolf conservation and ibex reintroduction and are in the pipeline with everal funding proposals submitted.

Interest in the wild

  • The rewilding process started in the Faia Brava Reserve, which itself is now developing well. Portuguese NGO Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN) was already working in the area before the rewilding initiative began, but using more traditional methods of conservation; since partnering with Rewilding Europe they have fully embraced the rewilding concept. This area is now transitioning from traditional farming and ways of biodiversity management to a more rewilding-focused approach incorporating rewilding enterprise development.
  • Rewilding activities are focused on the Côa Valley, where the Faia Brava Reserve is located. New priority areas were agreed in 2014, while new pilots for natural grazing, wildlife reintroduction and connected enterprise activities are now being established in the Middle Côa valley.
  • In 2016 a five-year partnership agreement was signed with board of ATN regarding the development of the Côa Valley as a major rewilding initiative.
  • Several project proposals prepared in 2017 concerning sustainable forestry, wolf conservation and ibex reintroduction and are in the pipeline with everal funding proposals submitted.

Scaling up rewilding

  • The rewilding process started in the Faia Brava Reserve, which itself is now developing well. Portuguese NGO Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN) was already working in the area before the rewilding initiative began, but using more traditional methods of conservation; since partnering with Rewilding Europe they have fully embraced the rewilding concept. This area is now transitioning from traditional farming and ways of biodiversity management to a more rewilding-focused approach incorporating rewilding enterprise development.
  • Rewilding activities are focused on the Côa Valley, where the Faia Brava Reserve is located. New priority areas were agreed in 2014, while new pilots for natural grazing, wildlife reintroduction and connected enterprise activities are now being established in the Middle Côa valley.
  • In 2016 a five-year partnership agreement was signed with board of ATN regarding the development of the Côa Valley as a major rewilding initiative.
  • Several project proposals prepared in 2017 concerning sustainable forestry, wolf conservation and ibex reintroduction and are in the pipeline with everal funding proposals submitted.
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