Born and raised in a small village among the mountain ranges of central Portugal, Pedro’s interest in the natural world began at an early age. Over time, what started as a child’s natural curiosity turned into a serious academic pursuit as Pedro, after experimenting with different pathways in his early student days, eventually graduated from the University of Lisbon with a Master of Science in Biology.
Tag: Rewilding Europe Capital
One year has passed since our family bee-keeping business, Guslice & Melnice honey, received a Rewilding Europe Capital (REC) loan. This loan was used to purchase new equipment, beekeeping containers, a device for collecting bee venom and for increasing our number of beehives. Continuing the family business with the support of Rewilding Europe turned out to be very important for us. We are both proud to be connected with this initiative and enthusiastic about the future and further development of our business.
“Mons Baebius” guesthouse is an authentically renovated house in the abandoned village of Štokić Pod in the Velebit rewilding area. However, it is much more than an ordinary holiday rental property.
Rewilding Europe and Conservation Capital have renewed their partnership for another three years, by signing a Memorandum of Understanding today. Both organisations are continuing their cooperation to show that the return of wild nature and wildlife in Europe provides a huge opportunity for developing nature-based economies.
The guesthouse ‘Mons Baebius’ is the third enterprise in the Velebit rewilding area, Croatia to receive a loan from Rewilding Europe to help develop their business. These loans are provided by our specialised investment branch, called Rewilding Europe Capital.
Jeni and Dumitru Dimache have run their business for 14 years, offering accommodation, meals, wildlife tours by boat and fishing trips in the beautiful surroundings where they live, the vast wetland of the Danube Delta.
Many people in Velebit are curious about why our family is so passionate about beekeeping and why we want to make our family honey business professional full time jobs. Like for many other entrepreneurs, the answer for us is simple.
The enterprise component of Rewilding Europe is all about the people we are working with to create rewilding enterprises in our rewilding areas. In order for rewilding to succeed, it has to bring benefits for the people who live in those areas. If local people feel the benefits this pleases politicians – and this means a more favourable political climate for rewilding.
Rewilding Europe Capital is pleased to announce the completion of a €30,000 loan to Guslice & Melnice Honey in the Velebit rewilding area, Croatia. The loan will support the business to expand their existing honey production capabilities, diversify their product range to include specialist honeys, and work towards creating alternative products and activities that benefit rewilding processes.
On January 9, the newly established Italian NGO “Rewilding Apennines” signed a contract with Rewilding Europe, about a 3-year workplan, developed by the two organisations together during the last months of 2013. This after the official announcement the past October during WILD 10, the World Wilderness Congress in Salamanca, Spain, that the Central Apennines have been selected as the sixth area within the Rewilding Europe initiative.