Benefits of rewilding recognised by new grant

June 4, 2021

An award of 50,000 dollars from FedEx Express will be put towards rewilding measures in the field.

The FedEx Express grant will be used to advance rewilding and support the work by our rewilding teams in the field.
Bruno D’Amicis


Burgeoning interest

Volen Arkumarev releases a griffon vulture tagged with a satellite transmitter in the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria.
The award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our local rewilding teams across Europe.
Mitko Nedyalkov

Rewilding Europe is to receive a grant of 50,000 dollars (41,000 euros) from FedEx Express, a subsidiary of multinational delivery services company FedEx. The grant, which has been awarded on an unrestricted basis, will be used to advance rewilding in Rewilding Europe’s portfolio of operational areas. The award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our rewilding teams in the field, and a growing recognition that rewilding is the best way to simultaneously address climate change, enhance biodiversity and deliver a world that is more liveable and prosperous for all.

“We are thrilled by and incredibly grateful for this donation,” says Willem Nolens, Head of Finance and Operations at Rewilding Europe. “This new funding, which will enable us to continue scaling up our efforts, demonstrates the business sector’s rapidly growing interest in rewilding.”


Prioritising nature

The grant is part of FedEx’s newly launched Priority Earth initiative, which is focused on delivering a more sustainable future for the planet. The company is awarding a total of 600,000 dollars (495,000 euros) to 12 non-profit organisations globally, selected by its team members around the world. In Europe, The Ocean Cleanup joined Rewilding Europe as a lucky grant recipient.

“As we continue our own journey to deliver carbon neutral operations by 2040, we recognise the value of supporting non-profit organisations working to protect natural environments around the world,” says David Canavan, FedEx Express Europe’s Chief Operating Officer. “With regard to Rewilding Europe, we’re particularly delighted to be able to support causes that make a difference to our natural environment and are close to the hearts of European FedEx team members.”


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