The Wildlife Comeback in Europe report marks a reversal in fortunes after hunting, habitat loss, and pollution have sent animals into decline over the past few centuries. The researchers looked at 18 mammals and 19 bird species found across Europe and they found that all, apart from the Iberian lynx, had increased in abundance from the 1960s until 2005.
The Eurasian beaver, European bison and white-tailed eagle have all been highlighted as species that have made a remarkable comeback in Europe over the past 50 years, according to a first ever in-depth report released today.
As global tourism grows and tourists seek new experiences and destinations, adventure travel continues to expand. From 2009 to 2012, the adventure travel market had an estimated average yearly growth of 65 percent.
The Dutch rewilding area ‘Gelderse Poort’ is the first member of the European Rewilding Network, the newest initiative of Rewilding Europe aiming to connect and unite rewilding initiatives and activities all over Europe.
Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur Biodiversity, will receive the first report of Wildlife Comeback in Europe at a special seminar in London. On 26 September 2013, the Zoological Society of London, BirdLife International and European Bird Census Council will publish and officially present this overview of changes in abundance and distribution of wildlife species that have shown a considerable comeback in Europe since 1960.
Roaming with vultures and jackals, staying at a century-old mountain station, situated where no roads lead, wolf tracking, inspirational photography in the cold, spectacular birding and hide photography, or a remote wilderness vacation in a genuine working guest ranch?
“Making Europe a Wilder Place”, the full-day Rewilding Europe Seminar on October 9 is one of the main highlights of WILD10, the 10th World Wilderness Congress in Salamanca, Spain, in October 2013.
The City of Amsterdam (NL) manages a nature reserve in the Dutch dunes with a large deer population of several thousand animals. Because the animals cause nuisance in neighboring residential areas, the municipality wants a part of the population culled or moved to other areas in Europe.
Rewilding can be the best option for land-use in cases of farmland abandonment in Europe and all over the world when the social structure of farming communities has been eroded and low-intensity farming is no longer socially or economically viable. In some areas maintaining a moderate level of agricultural disturbance can maximize species richness with benefits for biodiversity. But both strategies cannot be successfully implemented without intervention and right management.