The elk is expanding its range westward in Poland, with individuals now crossing the border into Germany on a regular basis. In an increasingly wild Oder Delta, the local rewilding team is laying the groundwork for the comeback of this impressive species.
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The Rewilding Oder Delta team have just received a 1 million euro grant from the German Postcode Lottery. The funding will be used to support rewilding measures in the cross-border Ueckermünder Heath, with a focus on restoring and reconnecting rivers.
The second gala of the German Postcode Lottery, held in Wuppertal on January 29, saw the Oder Delta rewilding team receive a second annual grant in support of their rewilding efforts, with human-grey seal conflict mitigation a priority.
The Oder Delta, straddling the border area of Poland and Germany on the Baltic Sea coast, has today officially become part of the Rewilding Europe initiative. After three years of intensive preparations with many different authorities and stakeholders, four organisations agreed to start working together to put the area on the European map as an inspiring example of rewilding, for the benefit of both people and nature. An event held today in Tanowo on the Polish side, with many local partners and stakeholders present, marked the start of this initiative.