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.
Rewilding and wildlife comeback are raising the profile of the Oder Delta as a nature tourism destination. By equipping local nature guides with the right skills and tools, the South Baltic Nature Guide Network is improving livelihoods, enhancing the tourist experience and ensuring sustainability.
Thousands of dams and other man-made obstacles fragment the world’s waterways. Their removal, which is now happening at an increasing rate in many European countries, is the best way to breathe new life into rivers and local economies.
The Bargischow Polder is one of the latest areas to be rewetted on the German side of the Oder Delta. The restoration of this strategically sited peatland will aid wildlife comeback and mitigate climate change.
The European Safari Company has just added two exciting nature-based experiences on the German side of the Oder Delta rewilding area to its growing list of offerings. The ongoing development and support of nature-based businesses in the delta will contribute to local rewilding efforts.
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.
Restoration work carried out on the Ina and Gowienica rivers (and their tributaries) is part of the Oder Delta rewilding programme, and will hopefully boost fish migration and populations in the area.
This year’s third European Rewilding Network webinar saw 17 participants from seven European countries discuss the return of European rivers to their natural, free-flowing state.