In 2015, Rewilding Sweden was established as a Swedish partner of Rewilding Europe, with the aim of accelerating the scale-up of rewilding activities across the country. Going forwards, much of the work of the Rewilding Sweden team will focus on rewetting peatlands in the county of Norrbotten, in northern Sweden. This will result in significant carbon emission reduction and sequestration.
In addition to enhancing the ecological condition of the peatland itself, restoration will also improve the health of rivers. This will benefit a wide range of species, including Atlantic salmon, capercaillie, elk, bear, Eurasian lynx, and reindeer, with knock-on benefits for the local communities.