Type of project:
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 forestry entities about changing forestry practises into more nature-based management systems, 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:
The whole area has much stronger populations of its original native wildlife species, boosted by reintroductions and re-stockings. The large carnivores are seen as a normal part of the fauna and become attractions for the area, as well as other wildlife species like European bison.
Making the Southern Carpathians a wilder place. For the benefit of nature and people.
The whole area has much stronger populations of its original native wildlife species, boosted by reintroductions and re-stockings when considered necessary.
Uniqueness of the project:
The wider area forms a backbone of more than 1 million hectares of protected areas already in place, rich wildlife, large intact forests, a high concentration of biodiversity, un-fragmented landscapes, wild rivers, and large mosaic landscapes shaped by sustainable farming practices.
Community involved, Eco tourism, Education, Recreational activities, Research, Sale of sustainable products