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Megafauna restoration is a legal obligation

May 27, 2022  |  Blog

Large mammals (megafauna) have crucial roles in ecosystems. Megafauna restoration is therefore a key element of rewilding. A new study finds that restoring Europe’s megafauna as much as possible is in fact a legal (and moral) obligation.

Record-breaking year for dam removal shows growing interest in river restoration

May 16, 2022  |  Blog

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.

Portugal’s rewilding rangers

February 17, 2022  |  Blog

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.

An interview with Wouter Helmer

January 28, 2022  |  Blog

Rewilding Europe co-founder Wouter Helmer retired at the end of 2021. Over the last decade, his instrumental involvement with the initiative has given him pride, happy memories, and hope for the future.

Natural Forests First

November 2, 2021  |  Blog

The first major deal from the COP 26 climate summit has seen more than 100 world leaders agree to halt deforestation by 2030. We must now prioritise the natural regeneration of the forests we have left, rather than simply planting more trees.

Turning the tide for the Dalmatian pelican

July 18, 2021  |  Blog

The Dalmatian pelican continue to show signs of recovery within their range in southeast Europe, including the Danube Delta rewilding area. Yet, their fragmented populations pose a problem for the species’ long-term stability. Here’s an overview of our actions and results so far, to support the comeback of these gentle giants.

The UN Decade: why we need rewilding

June 4, 2021  |  Blog

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration kicks off on June 5, World Environment Day. Rewilding has a hugely important role to play in the realisation of its aims.

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