Rob Stoneman, based in the UK, joined Rewilding Europe as Rewilding Area Coordinator on May 1. He brings huge experience, having worked for the UK Wildlife Trusts for 26 years, as well as having international experience. We caught up with Rob to find out a little more about him and his aspirations.
How can wild nature help to develop a region? At the beginning of May a group of social entrepreneurship professors and students met with community representatives in the Southern Carpathians rewilding area for a brainstorming session. The ideas they generated will help to develop nature-based business and reinforce the connection between people and locally reintroduced bison.
In Rewilding Europe’s new Annual Review, Managing Director Frans Schepers outlines how scaling up rewilding can address some of our most pressing environmental, economic and social challenges.
With a strong background in communications and a passion for wild nature, Laurien Holtjer started as the new Head of Communications at Rewilding Europe in March. We caught up with Laurien to find out a little more about her and her aspirations.
Earlier this year Raquel Filgueiras took over from Wouter Helmer as Rewilding Europe’s Head of Rewilding. We caught up with Raquel to find out a little more about her and her aspirations.
Today rewilding is playing an increasingly important role connecting younger generations with wild nature. Romanian schoolchildren in Rewilding Europe’s Southern Carpathians rewilding areas recently celebrated Earth Hour and International Bird Day, strengthening their bond with local populations of birds and reintroduced bison.
Exciting times for rewilding in Western Iberia, with a new five-year initiative combining two, complementary project funds – “LIFEWolFlux” and “Scaling Up Rewilding in Western Iberia” – starting at the beginning of this year.
Rewilding Europe has always had a strong Swedish connection. One of our founding partners was Wild Wonders of Europe, registered in Sweden and representing a group of 70 top photographers who provided the initiative with breathtaking images of Europe’s fascinating and often forgotten nature and wildlife.
As an inspirational, ambitious and pragmatic approach to conservation, rewilding is now reaching out to and captivating a growing number of people across Europe. Rewilding Europe caught up with Pete Cairns, project director of SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, to discuss the issue of rewilding-themed communications.
Rewilding Europe has now completed its seventh year since foundation in 2011. In this message, Rewilding Europe’s managing director presents 12 showcase stories from 2018, and looks ahead to the next seven years – taking our burgeoning initiative through to 2025.