Rewilding Europe is delighted to receive financial support from the Toyota Fund for Europe for working in the Southern Carpathians and Velebit rewilding areas.
The Toyota Fund for Europe operates at a pan-European level and supports projects across a number of different European countries or regions. The focus is in fields where Toyota can join forces with stakeholders to tackle issues using its best competence: environment, road safety and technical education. Toyota is very aware that tackling environmental issues related to its products is not enough to solve today’s wider environmental issues. Therefore, Toyota also focuses its sustainability efforts with contributions to local communities.
“We are very grateful to the Toyota Fund for Europe for their support to Rewilding Europe,” says Frans Schepers, Managing Director of Rewilding Europe. “The daily work of the rewilding teams requires a lot of mobility and transportation as the rewilding areas are very large, so this is very welcome. Through Toyota’s support we can further build our initiative in the Southern Carpathians in Romania and Velebit Mountains in Croatia.”
By contributing to Rewilding Europe’s activities in these two areas, Toyota Fund for Europe supports in particular the release of more European bison in the Southern Carpathians in Romania, as well as further extension of natural grazing and wildlife populations in the Velebit Mountain in Croatia. In both cases, there is a strong link with local communities benefiting from rewilding.
The financial support covers a one-year period and will mainly be used for mobility in support of the extensive fieldwork in both rewilding areas.