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

Be inspired by Europe’s wildlife comeback

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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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New grant to support scaling up of peatland rewilding

June 28, 2022
Peatland rewilding can mitigate climate change and benefit people and nature in myriad other ways. A new grant from the US-based Grantham Foundation will see Rewilding Europe work to fund landscape-scale peatland rewilding through the sale of nature-based carbon credits.
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Chamois release to strengthen important Central Apennines population

June 27, 2022
Four Apennine chamois were released into the Sirente Velino Regional Park in mid-May. This will enhance the existing free-roaming population and boost efforts to secure a long-term future for this iconic species.
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Genetic boost for Croatia’s endangered lynx population

June 23, 2022
Last week, a male lynx – nicknamed ‘Ljubo’ – was released into the Velebit Mountains Rewilding landscape. Ljubo is the fifth lynx to be released in Croatia as part of the European LIFE Lynx project.
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Restoration Law proposal is a positive step forward for EU nature and people

June 22, 2022
The EU has just published its proposal for legally binding nature restoration targets. We now have a huge opportunity to recover European nature, with rewilding playing a leading role.
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Megafauna restoration is a legal obligation

May 27, 2022
Large mammals (megafauna) have crucial roles in ecosystems. Megafauna restoration is therefore a key element of rewilding. A new study finds that restoring Europe’s megafauna as much as possible is in fact a legal (and moral) obligation.
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Record-breaking year for dam removal shows growing interest in river restoration

May 16, 2022
The removal of dams has proven to be the most environmentally efficient and cost-effective way of restoring rivers, bringing wide-ranging benefits to both people and wild nature. Dam Removal Europe’s latest progress report shows an increase of 137% of barriers removed compared to the previous year, confirming the growing movement and interest in restoring rivers in Europe.
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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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