European Rewilding Network

Wildlife Adventures

Taking you to the wild heart of Italy

The Marsican brown bear, also known as the "Apennine brown bear", and orso bruno marsicano in Italian, is a critically endangered population or subspecies of the Eurasian brown bear, with a range restricted to the Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise, and the surrounding region in Italy.
Umberto Esposito
Wildlife watching in Abruzzo.
Outdoor dinner at Rifugio di Prato Rosso in the Central Apennines rewilding area.
Wolves observed during a wildlife watching trip.

Wildlife Adventures is a small nature based tourism company. It offers outdoor experiences promoting green tourism through hiking and trekking, supporting wildlife conservation and developing environmental education. In 2015 Wildlife Adventures had the possibility to renovate an old shepherd house and rebuilt it as a cosy mountain hut. Terraegna hut was born completely from a private initiative, supported by a Rewilding Europe Capital (REC). Wildlife Adventures respected sustainable practices in rebuilding and in daily management by collecting the rain water, using green energy, biodegradable materials, and minimizing waste. Terraegna Mountain Hut project’s main aim is to offer genuine nature experiences, creating awareness, good environmental practices and economic opportunities for the local community promoting networks between stakeholders.

Project: Wildlife Adventures
Region: Pescasseroli
Type of project: Fostering the development of nature based economies
Aim and vision: Terraegna mountain hut project is focused on reaching long-term sustainable goals with a positive impact on people, both tourists and local community. Visitors will have experiences focused on improving their sense of well-being, respect in nature and coexistence with wildlife. Local community will be revitalized, with employment, training and valuing of traditional skills and practices.
In each exploring-activities, the objective is to communicate the distinctive aspect to conserve an ecosystem to protect wildlife, describing any single characteristic in an engaging, creative and educative way.
Our vision is to offer genuine nature experiences, creating awareness, good environmental practices and economic opportunities for the local community promoting networks between stakeholders
Other activities: Community involved, Eco tourism, Education, Recreational activities
Results so far: Terraegna Mountain hut let Wildlife Adventures to connect many people to nature: hosting them and promoting activities.
The location becomes a base-camp to develop and perform activities combining outdoor experiences and trainings, educational workshops and outdoor activities dedicated to wildlife, biodiversity, ecosystem, local traditions. Terraegna mountain hut obtained in 2018 acknowledgment from European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas: a practical management tool that enables Protected Areas to develop tourism sustainably.
The core element of the Charter is the collaboration between all interested parties to develop a common strategy and action plan for tourism development, based on an in-depth analysis of the local situation. The objective is the protection of the natural and cultural heritage and the continuous improvement of tourism management in the protected area in favor of the environment, the local population, businesses and visitors.
Inspirational value: The aim is to encourage people to reflect about daily choice: each of us can contribute to nature conservation with good practices.
Experience you would like to share: Wildlife Adventures’s interesting experiences in Terraegna project management are: about the idea to rebuild an old shepherd house and convert it as a base to promote sustainable tourism, creating networks and good impact in local economy and about the private initiative to develop the project, supported by a Rewilding Europe Capital.
Experience you would like to gain: How to make the most of the nature based opportunities around us and provide an amazing experience for our guests,, methods to promote the local area as a wildlife / nature tourism destination. How to work with other nature tourism organisation in the area and together create a stronger marketing presence to attract visitors. In particular how to lengthen the tourism season.
Map
Country
Italy
Start year
2017
Area type
Forest-grassland mosaic, Mountainous
Flagship species
Bear, Wolf
Wildlife Adventures
Member of:
Rewilding Europe Capital
European Safari Company
The Marsican brown bear, also known as the "Apennine brown bear", and orso bruno marsicano in Italian, is a critically endangered population or subspecies of the Eurasian brown bear, with a range restricted to the Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise, and the surrounding region in Italy.
Umberto Esposito
Wildlife watching in Abruzzo.
Outdoor dinner at Rifugio di Prato Rosso in the Central Apennines rewilding area.
Wolves observed during a wildlife watching trip.

Wildlife Adventures is a small nature based tourism company. It offers outdoor experiences promoting green tourism through hiking and trekking, supporting wildlife conservation and developing environmental education. In 2015 Wildlife Adventures had the possibility to renovate an old shepherd house and rebuilt it as a cosy mountain hut. Terraegna hut was born completely from a private initiative, supported by a Rewilding Europe Capital (REC). Wildlife Adventures respected sustainable practices in rebuilding and in daily management by collecting the rain water, using green energy, biodegradable materials, and minimizing waste. Terraegna Mountain Hut project’s main aim is to offer genuine nature experiences, creating awareness, good environmental practices and economic opportunities for the local community promoting networks between stakeholders.

Map
Country
Italy
Start year
2017
Area type
Forest-grassland mosaic, Mountainous
Flagship species
Bear, Wolf
Specification
Project: Wildlife Adventures
Region: Pescasseroli
Description
Type of project: Fostering the development of nature based economies
Aim and vision: Terraegna mountain hut project is focused on reaching long-term sustainable goals with a positive impact on people, both tourists and local community. Visitors will have experiences focused on improving their sense of well-being, respect in nature and coexistence with wildlife. Local community will be revitalized, with employment, training and valuing of traditional skills and practices.
In each exploring-activities, the objective is to communicate the distinctive aspect to conserve an ecosystem to protect wildlife, describing any single characteristic in an engaging, creative and educative way.
Our vision is to offer genuine nature experiences, creating awareness, good environmental practices and economic opportunities for the local community promoting networks between stakeholders
Other activities: Community involved, Eco tourism, Education, Recreational activities
Achievements
Results so far: Terraegna Mountain hut let Wildlife Adventures to connect many people to nature: hosting them and promoting activities.
The location becomes a base-camp to develop and perform activities combining outdoor experiences and trainings, educational workshops and outdoor activities dedicated to wildlife, biodiversity, ecosystem, local traditions. Terraegna mountain hut obtained in 2018 acknowledgment from European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas: a practical management tool that enables Protected Areas to develop tourism sustainably.
The core element of the Charter is the collaboration between all interested parties to develop a common strategy and action plan for tourism development, based on an in-depth analysis of the local situation. The objective is the protection of the natural and cultural heritage and the continuous improvement of tourism management in the protected area in favor of the environment, the local population, businesses and visitors.
Exchange
Inspirational value: The aim is to encourage people to reflect about daily choice: each of us can contribute to nature conservation with good practices.
Experience you would like to share: Wildlife Adventures’s interesting experiences in Terraegna project management are: about the idea to rebuild an old shepherd house and convert it as a base to promote sustainable tourism, creating networks and good impact in local economy and about the private initiative to develop the project, supported by a Rewilding Europe Capital.
Experience you would like to gain: How to make the most of the nature based opportunities around us and provide an amazing experience for our guests,, methods to promote the local area as a wildlife / nature tourism destination. How to work with other nature tourism organisation in the area and together create a stronger marketing presence to attract visitors. In particular how to lengthen the tourism season.
Wildlife Adventures
Member of:
Rewilding Europe Capital
European Safari Company
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