The Border Meuse initiative, which kicked off 30 years ago in the Netherlands, has seen river restoration deliver a triple win for nature and people. It demonstrates perfectly how rewilding can make socio-economic as well as ecological sense.
As a critical natural process, grazing by large herbivores delivers many benefits to both wild nature and people. Yet, its impact depends greatly on the type of herbivores and grazing intensity. Join us for an online symposium on December 9th where we will present the findings of the three-year GrazeLIFE programme.
Funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery has been instrumental to the growth of Rewilding Europe over the last 10 years. The lottery’s ongoing support will help us to deliver even more positive impact.
Rewilding Europe is working to support the growth of nature-based economies by sharing knowledge and best practice from the field. A recent trip to the Oder Delta rewilding area saw partners in the Wildlife Economy initiative learn more about sustainable tourism.
A new rewilding centre in northern Portugal’s Greater Côa Valley will build engagement with local residents and showcase ongoing rewilding efforts.
A group of steppe marmots, translocated to the Tarutino Steppe in 2020, are acclimatising well to their new home. Their release into the wild, which is part of a long-term reintroduction programme, is helping to create a healthier, more functional steppe environment.
The European rewilding movement has come a long way since Rewilding Europe was founded in 2011. The second in our 10-part series of impact stories takes a look at how rewilding has strengthened the Circle of Life in Europe over the last decade.
The Rhodopes Mountains are one of Rewilding Europe’s nine large rewilding areas. Rewilding Rhodopes, a foundation registered in Bulgaria, works closely with Rewilding Europe to bring back wilder nature, to support wildlife comeback, and to develop nature-based economies in the Rhodope Mountains. Rewilding work began in this stunning landscape in 2014 and is now well underway.
The accurate measurement of rewilding progress is critical if we are to scale up rewilding as quickly and effectively as possible. Participants in a recent European Rewilding Network webinar learned about two new frameworks which can play a major role in enabling such measurement.
A new study has identified suitable habitat in the Netherlands and Flanders that could support at least 250 breeding pairs of Dalmatian pelicans once again. The findings highlight the growing potential for a reintroduction after an absence of over 500 years.