Scientific partners

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) is a DFG research centre with more than 250 employees and members located in Halle, Jena and Leipzig where researchers from 30 nations establish the scientific basis for the sustainable management of our planet’s biodiversity. iDiv is a formal partner with Rewilding Europe, working together on the project “Promoting and shaping the EU restoration agenda, including TEN-G, through mobilisation of rewilding principles to create a coherent ecological network in Europe” (2017–2019). Funded by WWF Netherlands, this partnership represents a collaboration between Rewilding Europe, BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, the WWF European Policy Office, the European Environmental Bureau and German Institute for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).

University of Amsterdam (VUA)

A modern institution with a long and rich history, VUA is one of Europe’s most prominent research-led universities. VUA and Rewilding Europe are partnering with an additional 7 Universities, 2 NGOs and 3 companies in a European wide project entitles “ Terranova”.

Funded by the European Union, “Terranova” aims to train 15 researchers to PhD level, working with policy makers to form a new generation of young professionals capable of finding solutions to the interdisciplinary challenges of land management where nature and cultural and economic needs are balanced.

Rewilding Europe will participate in “Investigating the potential of natural restoration and rewilding in the European landscape”. We will not only map the current natural disturbance regimes (e.g. herbivory, fire) but we will also develop potential 2050 scenarios of land-use change in Europe and create land management guidelines on rewilding practices.

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