European rewilding hits TV screens in the US

February 5, 2021

The first installment of “Europe’s New Wild”, the multi-episode TV series profiling the dramatic return of wild nature across Europe, has now aired in the US. Co-produced by Rewilding Europe, it has already captivated millions of viewers across the globe.

Europe's New Wild
From bears and lynx to pelicans and vultures, Europe’s New Wild shows how a wide range of iconic wildlife species are now making a European comeback.


Transatlantic premiere

Wildlife cameraman Louis Labrom
Wildlife cameraman Louis Labrom shooting footage for Europe’s New Wild.
Frans Schepers / Rewilding Europe

Television viewers in the United States are embarking on their very own  European rewilding journey, with “Europe’s New Wild” launching on PBS this week. The TV series depicts the dramatic return of wildlife across Europe and has already proven a big hit with audiences across the world.

The series is co-produced by Rewilding Europe, Off the Fence Productions and Bonne Pioche. With a huge worldwide outreach, Europe’s New Wild aims to raise awareness of and support for European rewilding. The broadcast has already led to increased interest in rewilding and wild nature in the countries where it has shown. The Europe’s New Wild website features a range of fascinating background stories and information about rewilding.

As the first-ever multi-episode portrayal of European rewilding, the series reveals the spectacular resurgence of nature across Europe’s most varied and breathtaking landscapes. Much of the footage was shot in Rewilding Europe’s operational areas.


Episodes on PBS

Iberian Lynx
Both the Eurasian and Iberian lynx are making a remarkable comeback in Europe, thanks to rewilding efforts featured in the series.
Pete Oxford/ Wild Wonders of Europe

Europe’s New Wild tells the inspirational story of the wild rebirth of a continent. From the frozen landscapes of the Arctic to abundant river wetlands, from deep forest to rugged mountain peak, every episode tells a different rewilding story.

Four of the six episodes from Europe’s New Wild will air on PBS, which reaches 94% of all US households as one of America’s biggest public broadcasting services.

  • The Missing Lynx (February 3) – Embark on a journey to Spain and Portugal, where the challenge of rural depopulation is being transformed into an opportunity to recover wild nature.
  • Return of the Titans (February 10) – In the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, the reintroduction of European bison is transforming the land and making Europe’s untamed heart even wilder.
  • The Land of Snow and Ice (February 17) – Lapland, northern Europe’s unique wilderness, is home to the Sámi people,  iconic wildlife and a time-honoured natural spectacle.
  • Europe’s Amazon (February 24) – An incredible range of wildlife finds sanctuary in the Danube Delta – Europe’s unrivalled wetland.


Watch the trailer and extras on PBS


Europe's New Wild broadcast on PBS
Watch the trailer on PBS



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