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New grant to boost Rewilding Europe’s growth

August 13, 2020  |  News

A new grant from Adessium Foundation will enable Rewilding Europe to strengthen its core functions over the next three years. By empowering both central and local level teams, the funding will enhance the initiative’s capacity to deliver rewilding results and impact going forwards.

Cinereous vulture reintroduction a step closer in Rhodope Mountains

August 6, 2020  |  News

A positive site survey means the reintroduction of cinereous vultures in the Rhodope Mountains rewilding area in Bulgaria can begin in 2021. Overseen by the Rewilding Rhodopes team and partners, the return of this keystone species to the area as a breeding species will enhance local food chains.

New study paves way for crayfish comeback in the Central Apennines

July 30, 2020  |  News

The white-clawed crayfish, which is a keystone species in freshwater ecosystems, is in decline across much of Europe. A positive feasibility study carried out on streams in the Central Apennines rewilding area means a restocking programme can now be carried out, thereby enhancing the ecological condition of these waterways.

Eagle owl reintroduction programme complements Danube Delta food chain

July 14, 2020  |  News

An ongoing eagle owl reintroduction programme has just seen three juvenile birds released in the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta. As part of scaled-up rewilding efforts in the delta, the programme should boost trophic complexity and reestablish a viable local population of the species.

European Rewilding Network welcomes its first Irish rewilding initiative

July 5, 2020  |  News

Rewilding Europe is delighted to announce that the Dunsany Reserve, part of the Dunsany Estate in Ireland, has just joined the European Rewilding Network. As the first Irish member, this takes network membership to 61 across 27 countries. We caught up with Randal Plunkett (officially Lord Dunsany) and an Irish film director and producer, to learn more about the reserve and his reasons for rewilding.

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