Four Romanian NGO’s raised their voice for the sustainable development of the Danube Delta, one of our rewilding areas. The most important of demands of the four organisations are also included in the vision for the Danube Delta rewilding initiative.
Rewilding Europe efforts to bring back wildlife in the Romanian Danube Delta are featured in the article “Nature gets its players back” in the Dutch Trouw daily (June 18).
The latest harvest of lucky winners in our rapidly growing Travel Club were drawn on June 3rd at the Campanarios lodge in the Western Iberia rewilding area, during the Rewilding Europe Supervisory board meeting. The winners were drawn by Odíle Rodriguez de la Fuente, Frans Schepers, Wiet de Bruijn, Henrique Pereira, Carlota Pérez and Carlos Sánchez.
Rewilding Europe has just published its first ever Annual Review. In this review you can read about how we worked to start up Rewilding Europe in our first full year of existence, and what we have achieved so far.
The landmark outdoor photo exhibition “Wild Wonders of Europe” is coming to Stockholm, opening on Tuesday, 25 June 2013. A special selection of images from Rewilding Europe’s rewilding activities is also on display.
The results of a bison feasibility study in the Southern Carpathians show that most habitats in the area are very suitable for the bison. The basins of Motrul Sec, Bahna and Sebes rivers each offer over 8000 hectares for the animals – an area big enough for the minimal population patch size for the European bison.
Large-scale land use agreements in Portugal have proved to be very difficult to achieve, as the average size of rural properties is well under two hectares. Often, land is distributed among several owners, making the task of contacting them very difficult and time-consuming. In addition, some studies state that there are two million hectares of land in Portugal where landowners are not identified.
As rewilding is gaining momentum, it is interesting to see how people feel towards it. Wolf NGO, our partner in the Eastern Carpathians rewilding area, have conducted two polls in cooperation with the FOCUS agency, to find out people’s attitudes towards creating large wilderness areas.