The recovery of wild nature in the Oder Delta is supporting a growing number of economic opportunities. The launch of the Wild Oder Network in September saw people from across the delta come together to discuss ways of collaborating and developing nature-based business together.
With Scottish wildcats now critically endangered, a grant from the European Wildlife Comeback Fund was used to support a pioneering release of captive-bred wildcats in the Cairngorms National Park this summer. This is hopefully the first step towards restoring a viable population of these charismatic and ecologically important animals in Scotland.
As part of the annual European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, the Rewilding Europe Award celebrates some of the best rewilding-related imagery from across Europe. This year’s award-winning photo, by German photographer Tobias Richter, showcases the recovery of European wildlife populations and how they are interacting in wilder landscapes.
Rewilding Europe is delighted to welcome Sylvie Goyet as the newest member of its Supervisory Board. We caught up with her to find out a little more about her background, her new role, and her passion for rewilding and nature.
A grant from Rewilding Europe’s European Wildlife Comeback Fund has enabled the translocation of roe deer and Sorraia horses to Sintra-Cascais Natural Park in central Portugal. In conjunction with other herbivores, the animals will help to enhance biodiversity, mitigate wildfire risk, and support the growth of nature-based tourism.
The multi-faceted Living Danube Delta education campaign is bringing young people from three countries closer to the nature of the delta, and educating them about the importance and benefits of rewilding.
Many rivers in Swedish Lapland were extensively reshaped by historical logging activities, negatively impacting the environment on a massive scale. The Rewilding Sweden team are now rewilding a stretch of the Abramsån River, with benefits for biodiversity and local communities.
Rewilding Europe’s pioneering European Rewilding Network is 10 today. As it goes from strength to strength, this unique collective is enabling the practice and impact of rewilding to be scaled up right across Europe.
Europe’s extensive network of protected areas play a vital role in conserving the continent’s natural beauty, flora and fauna. An exciting new partnership between Rewilding Europe and the EUROPARC Federation will help many to create the enabling conditions for wilder nature, delivering essential benefits for people, biodiversity and climate.
“I’m here to help continue the building”: Marc van den Tweel appointed as new Rewilding Europe chair
Marc van den Tweel has been appointed as the new chairman of Rewilding Europe’s Supervisory Board. His extensive experience at the intersection of market and society, coupled with a lifelong passion for nature, will prove invaluable as we continue our efforts to make Europe a wilder place.