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, Re-introductions / re-stockings of locally extinct or rare key wildlife species, or breeding of such species with the goal to release them into the wild, Successful agreements with hunting entities about sustainable hunting and the development of wildlife watching tourism, in order to bring back wildlife in natural numbers, 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
Aim and vision:
To restore the natural ecosystem of Kresna Gorge and restore the local populations of Griffon, Black, Egyptian and Bearded Vultures and Fallow deer.
To restore the 4 European vulture species, so they can fly over herds of transhumant sheep and cattle herds, but also over herds of wild fallow deer in lower parts and chamois and ibexes in higher altitudes.
Uniqueness of the project:
Very rare in Europe, the existance of large carnivores (Brown Bear, Wolf, Jackal) and vultures to feed on their leftovers. Combination between low (130 m) valley and high mountains (nearly 3000 m) and Mediterranean, continental and alpine climate.
Community involved, Eco tourism, Education, Recreational activities, Research, Sale of sustainable products