Making Europe a Wilder Place

A new approach to European conservation

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Cornelia Doerr / Wild Wonders of Europe

Making Europe a Wilder Place

A new approach to European conservation

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Making Europe a Wilder Place

Learn why we trust nature to manage itself

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Solvin Zankl / Rewilding Europe

Making Europe a Wilder Place

Learn why we trust nature to manage itself

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Making Europe a Wilder Place

Be inspired by Europe’s wildlife comeback

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Peter Cairns/Wild Wonders of Europe

Making Europe a Wilder Place

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Making Europe a Wilder Place

See how rewilding can boost local economies

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Bruno D'Amicis/Rewilding Europe

Making Europe a Wilder Place

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Making Europe a Wilder Place

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Solvin Zankl / Rewilding Europe

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Cinereous vultures take flight in the Rhodope Mountains

November 21, 2022
Following efforts to ensure they stay, survive and thrive in the local landscape, a group of 14 cinereous vultures have just been released into Bulgaria's Eastern Rhodope Mountains. This will help to strengthen the circle of life and represents another step towards realising the local rewilding vision.
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New initiative to support better connected European nature

November 16, 2022
The NaturaConnect initiative, which includes Rewilding Europe in a 22-member partnership, will help to create the Trans-European Nature Network. This well-connected system of natural areas will enhance biodiversity, climate change resilience, and the benefits nature delivers to Europeans.
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Affric Highlands: wilder rivers to boost climate change resilience

November 15, 2022
The Affric Highlands rewilding team are working hard to restore river woodlands. As climate change increasingly impacts the landscape, these will connect fragments of existing native woodland, reducing flood risk, boosting fish populations, and enhancing biodiversity.
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Internship provide fresh insights for future reintroductions in the Rhodope Mountains

September 8, 2022
As part of their Master’s degree in Forest and Nature conservation at Wageningen University & Research, students Lucy Dötig and Fleur Bokma did a six months internship this year with Rewilding Europe, investigating habitat suitability for fallow deer, red deer and European bison in the Rhodope Mountains Rewilding Landscape. We checked in with them recently to see how they have been getting on.
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Climate Heroes: wildlife’s game-changing role

September 2, 2022
The restoration of wildlife populations can play a game-changing role stabilising our climate. Rewilding is the best way to enable such a recovery.
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Affric Highlands: amplifying rewilding efforts from coast to coast

August 18, 2022
People’s wellbeing is inextricably linked to the ecological health of the land where they live. In the heart of the Scottish Highlands, a progressive rewilding initiative is delivering diverse benefits for nature and local communities.
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EXPLORE OUR REWILDING AREAS

We are selecting large pioneering areas in Europe, where we are working with our local partners to make our vision a reality.
We hope this provides inspiration for hundreds of other rewilding initiatives, all across the continent.

Western Iberia
Portugal
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Danube Delta
Romania & Ukraine
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Southern Carpathians
Romania
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Velebit Mountains
Croatia
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Central Apennines
Italy
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Rhodope Mountains
Bulgaria & Greece
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Oder Delta
Poland & Germany
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Lapland
Sweden
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We want more space for wild nature and wildlife across Europe. A Europe where natural processes can shape our landscapes and give us the good things in life, such as health and wellbeing, wholesome food and clean air and water. We see a future where wild nature is recognised as a fundamental part of Europe’s heritage and an essential element in a modern, prosperous, and healthy society.

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