Tag: Natura 2000

Nature Directives fit for purpose – European conservation movement says

November 19, 2015  |  News

Today, 20 European conservation organisations including Rewilding Europe,  present a joint paper called ‘Action for Biodiversity in the EU and the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitat Directives’. The joint paper, which was developed under the umbrella of the European Habitats Forum states that the Fitness Check evidence is crystal clear – the Birds and Habitat Directives are fit for purpose and there is no case for “merging and modernising” them.

Potential benefits of rewilding recognised in local communities

November 18, 2015  |  News

In the early autumn of 2015, Rewilding Europe carried out a major attitude and knowledge assessment about rewilding, biodiversity and Natura 2000 network in eight rewilding areas. The assessment covered seven European countries: Portugal, Croatia, Italy, Romania, Poland, Germany and Bulgaria. The results are encouraging; people living in and around these eight rewilding areas understand and support the concept of rewilding, are aware about the problems of biodiversity loss and endorse the comeback of wildlife species.

PAN Parks and Rewilding Europe making Europe a wilder place

March 11, 2013  |  News

Recently, PAN Parks and Rewilding Europe agreed to work more closely together on protecting existing wilderness as well as increasing wilderness, wild areas and wildlife numbers in Europe. Both organizations offer new solutions to improve the conservation value and cost efficiency of the EU’s flagship nature protection scheme, Natura 2000, through rewilding large areas of land, promoting wilderness and increasingly using non-intervention management approaches in many Natura 2000 areas. Letting nature be itself.

Wild ideas

June 18, 2012  |  Blog

Site visits in the company of ecologists tend to be fun. If these ecologists come with a long-term vision on the landscape, the trip becomes wild. I had the pleasure of the company of Frans Schepers and Wouter Helmer in the Velebit mountains of Croatia, when we visited one of Rewilding Europe’s pilot sites, together with staff from the implementing office of WWF’s Mediterranean Programme.

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