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

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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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Solvin Zankl / Rewilding Europe

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UK-based natural grazing initiative joins the European Rewilding Network

July 19, 2021
The Wilder Blean initiative is working to create a wilder woodland landscape by boosting natural grazing, including the introduction of the UK's first European bison herd. European Rewilding Network membership will help the initiative realise its rewilding vision.
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Community events boost rewilding outreach in the Central Apennines

July 8, 2021
Engaging local people and businesses is critical to the success of rewilding efforts. In the Central Apennines rewilding area in Italy, two recent community events helped to spread the word about rewilding and connect residents with the wild nature on their doorstep.
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European Young Rewilders officially launches

July 6, 2021
Young people are the future of rewilding. The aim of the European Young Rewilders - which officially launches today - is to engage and empower young nature lovers in the creation of a wilder Europe.
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Turning the tide for the Dalmatian pelican

July 18, 2021
The Dalmatian pelican continue to show signs of recovery within their range in southeast Europe, including the Danube Delta rewilding area. Yet, their fragmented populations pose a problem for the species’ long-term stability. Here's an overview of our actions and results so far, to support the comeback of these gentle giants.
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The UN Decade: why we need rewilding

June 4, 2021
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration kicks off on June 5, World Environment Day. Rewilding has a hugely important role to play in the realisation of its aims.
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European Rewilding Network works to enhance natural grazing

May 18, 2021
Natural grazing is a critical process in many European ecosystems. The European Rewilding Network is playing a key role amplifying its use and impact.
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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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