Type of project:
Large-scale rehabilitations of natural processes, including herbivores, carnivores and/or scavengers being present, Methods and experiences to allow natural numbers and densities of native, wild or rewilded species, Pilot projects focusing on supporting key wildlife species being present in more natural densities, showing their role in the ecosystem, Projects based on a stewardship anchored in respect for land, water, and all living things, with a management striving to support natural processes and utilize nature’s own mechanism, Projects creating local pride and common ownership and responsibility for wild nature amongst land owners, communities and resource users, leading to new alternative uses, Successful examples of enterprises that are based on economic values of the wild and that contribute to rewilding through generating revenues, business, jobs and income, Successful examples of initiatives that address to reduce human-wildlife conflict, and show tangible benefits / reduced problems for the local people
Aim and vision:
The project aims to collaborate with local people on the land to assist the trend of abandoned lands that are in the process of rewilding, and to promote sustainable development through rewilding in the islands as well as the adjacent area of the marine protected area.
To bring back natural ecosystems on land and in the sea by restoring marginal areas, protecting wildlife and providing alternatives to pressure on land and sea through carefully planned organic agriculture in the regions' existing agricultural lands.
Uniqueness of the project:
The island group is in the centre of the second largest marine protected area in the country and one of the largest in the Mediterranean. It is also protected by several international treaties such as ACCOBAMS. A complete set of marine megafauna is present here including dolphins, monk seals and whales, and it has important wild fish spawning sites. This marine serengeti of the Mediterranean is only a 4 hours drive from the Capital, and a beautiful green location where people can come and appreciate the ecosystems of the Mediterranean as they should be.
Community involved, Eco tourism, Education, Recreational activities, Research