Tag: wildlife comeback

Megafauna restoration is a legal obligation

May 27, 2022  |  Blog

Large mammals (megafauna) have crucial roles in ecosystems. Megafauna restoration is therefore a key element of rewilding. A new study finds that restoring Europe’s megafauna as much as possible is in fact a legal (and moral) obligation.

Croatian capercaillie initiative to join the European Rewilding Network

January 27, 2022  |  News

Rewilding Capercaillie is Croatia’s only licensed breeding enterprise for capercaillie, a rare and strictly protected bird of mountainous woodland regions, and the largest member of the grouse family. For almost ten years they have been working to reinforce their diminishing population through captive breeding.

Rewilding Oder Delta team prepare for the return of elk

March 31, 2021  |  News

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.

New European wildlife comeback study kicks off

February 23, 2021  |  News

Rewilding Europe has commissioned a science-based overview of changes in the abundance and distribution of selected wildlife species in Europe. The updated Wildlife Comeback report will provide the latest and state-of-the-art insights, opportunities and challenges for wildlife comeback at a European scale.

The European Bison: a gastronomic giant

February 9, 2021  |  Blog

The feeding habits of Europe’s largest terrestrial mammal impact a wide range of other wild animals and plants, as well as people. Bianca Stefanut of the Southern Carpathians rewilding team in Romania explains how these landscape architects enhance wild nature, and details some of the measures used to keep human-bison relations harmonious.

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