Rewilding Europe is delighted to welcome Sabine Hoefnagel as the newest member of its Supervisory Board. With an academic background in law and currently based in the UK, Sabine has focused on sustainability throughout her career, with 25 years’ professional experience in sustainability consulting across a broad range of sectors. We caught up with her to find out a little more about her background, her new role and her passion for rewilding and nature.
A new grant from Adessium Foundation will enable Rewilding Europe to strengthen its core functions over the next three years. By empowering both central and local level teams, the funding will enhance the initiative’s capacity to deliver rewilding results and impact going forwards.
Rewilding Europe is delighted to welcome three highly experienced and talented new team members at the start of 2018. Keith Tuffley joins the Rewilding Europe Circle, Timon Rutten starts as the new head of enterprise, and Susan Wright takes up a role as our multimedia producer.
During December, representatives of the Rewilding Europe enterprise team have visited the Eastern Carpathians, Southern Carpathians and Western Iberia project sites. Enterprise development within Rewilding Europe remains at a very early planning stage, however some clear conservation business development and financing possibilities are emerging.
Following the successful seminar held in mid October in Finland, now comes the process of trying to develop successful conservation enterprises in our rewilding areas. At the seminar, we first challenged ourselves to consider what each of us understood by the term “conservation”. Was this a preservationist approach, where we sought to protect what is already there? Or a more dynamic approach where we seek to stimulate existing ecosystems and natural processes – and indeed create new ones?