The landmark outdoor photo exhibition “Wild Wonders of Europe”, opened on Tuesday September 25, in the El Buen Retiro Park in central Madrid, Spain, and Rewilding Europe is the main partner in it.
Mr Federico Ramos de Armas, Secretary of State for the Environment, at the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, inaugurated the exhibition together with Spanish sporting celebrity, Rafael Nadal, founding sponsor of the Fundación Rafa Nadal and Goodwill Ambassador of the United Postcode Lotteries.
“I’m sincerely grateful to be invited to join this wonderful initiative, and also to the United Postcode Lotteries for the great support that they are giving both to Wild Wonders of Europe to bring this exhibition to Madrid and to the Rafa Nadal Foundation which works to help socially deprived kids and teenagers. Nature is also vitally important for the future of the children that we work with,” said Mr Nadal at the opening ceremony.
“This exhibition really celebrates our natural heritage in a very emotional and at the same time informative way, I love it!“ said Deli Saavedra from Rewilding Europe.
“The rewilding of abandoned farmland areas is a great way tackle the terrible wild fires that are happening here in our country, which tend to get bigger and more destructive every year.”
The exhibition has already received remarkable media attention with dozens of stories published in most major Spanish newspapers, magazines and online media, plus pictures of Rafa Nadal cutting the ribbon spreading all across the social media.
Wild Wonders of Europe is the world’s largest nature conservation communication initiative, ever. This unique campaign is a celebration of the joy of the wild and of our shared European natural heritage. The unseen, unexpected and unforgettable wildlife and wild places that most of us don’t even know exist. The exhibition showcases 100 impressive, life size photos from all 48 European countries, revealing the stunning natural treasures of our continent. It’s about the joy of wildness. About what is still out there and what we risk losing. Why it matters to us. And why we need to protect it.