Type of project:
Large-scale rehabilitations of natural processes, including herbivores, carnivores and/or scavengers being present, Pilot projects focusing on supporting key wildlife species being present in more natural densities, showing their role in the ecosystem, 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 agreements with forestry entities about changing forestry practises into more nature-based management systems, Successful agreements with sea or freshwater fisheries and/or managers about sustainable fishing and the development of sustainable 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:
The main aim for the fields of activities is to restore natural processes in the priority rewilding areas. Furthermore, we will establish a transboundary network of local wilderness guides, increase the number of herbivores and to continue remove dikes.
The Oder Delta has become a rich mosaic of large, wild ecosystems on land, freshwater and sea and is becoming a region where the return of nature creates new sources of income and pride through tourism in combination with some of the old traditions for the people who live here.
Uniqueness of the project:
The Oder Delta in the Baltic sea, situated between Poland and Germany, is part of the European Green Belt and located on one of the most important ecological crossroads in Europe. This area is a unique mosaic of large, wild ecosystems on land, freshwater and the sea.
Community involved, Eco tourism, Other, Recreational activities