The Rewild Podcast

James Shooter presents monthly stories of nature recovery from Rewilding Europe’s operational landscapes and across the European Rewilding Network.

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The Rewild Podcast

James Shooter presents monthly stories of nature recovery from Rewilding Europe’s operational landscapes and across the European Rewilding Network.

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Episode 1: Affric Highlands

The efforts by Trees for Life in Glen Affric contribute to and continue the decades of work of Forestry and Land Scotland who own and manage large areas of woodland in Glen Affric and across all of the Highlands.

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Episode 2: SeaWilding

On the west coast of Scotland, by the shores of Loch Craignish, a community has come together to help restore their marine environment.

 

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Episode 3: Iberian Highlands

Learn how Rewilding Spain is working to restore trophic wildlife chains and improve the lives of rural communities that are suffering from an ongoing trend of rural depopulation in our 10th rewilding landscape.

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Episode 4: Tour du Valat

Tour du Valat is a private research institute that owns and manages land on the French Camargue. These Mediterranean wetlands are rich in life thanks to a patchwork of habitats created by river, tide, wind and wave.

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Episode 5: Greater Côa Valley

Within the Greater Côa Valley rewilding landscape, the Rewilding Portugal team is working to improve co-existence between predators and rural communities whilst creating more natural ecosystems that are resilient to fire.

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Episode 6: Grote Netewoud

Grote Netewoud is a rewilding area in the heart of Europe’s most densely populated landscapes. Here, Belgium’s largest nature organisation, Natuurpunt, is restoring the natural flow of water to allow the return of alluvial forest.

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Episode 7: Knepp Wildland

Knepp Wildland has become on of the most important areas in Britain for breeding birds. It’s brimming with butterflies and humming with crickets. It’s bucking the trends of biodiversity declines across the board.

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Episode 8: Meuse Valley

The Meuse Valley River Park is a pioneering partnership in the southern tip of the Netherlands. Here, an unlikely collaboration between miners and ecologists is working hard to rewild a river.

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Episode 9: Lille Vildmose

Lille Vildmose is Denmark’s biggest protected area and home to northwestern Europe’s largest raised bog. Exploited by humans over the past centuries, this episode explores how four-legged trimmers restore it.

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Episode 10: Velebit Mountains

In the mountains along the Adriatic coast, the Rewilding Velebit team is reinvigorating trophic chains through species reintroductions and transforming local economies into more regenerative ways of making a living.

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Episode 11: LIFE Lynx

In the Dinaric Alps of Slovenia, the transboundary LIFE Lynx initiative has been pulling together expertise from across the continent to bring the endangered Eurasian lynx population back from the brink and restore local food webs.

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The Rewild Podcast Artwork Central Apennines Episode 12

Episode 12: Central Apennines

In the Central Apennines, our local team restores lost ecological functions, promotes sustainable businesses whilst growing an unbreakable bond between communities and their surrounding environment.

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Episode 13: Southern Carpathians

In the Southern Carpathians, European bison have come back into the equation. They disturb and disrupt as they feed, trample and push their way through the trees, leaving a dynamic wake of ecological processes no other species can achieve.

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Episode 14: Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is a complex network of river channels, wetlands, marshes, inter-channel islands and riparian forests, where the local team works on reversing drainage and reconnecting the natural flow of water across the landscape.

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Episode 15: Rhodope Mountains

Bridging the European and Asian continents, the Rhodope Mountains is a highly biodiverse area. But having lost key species due to poaching and habitat loss, the local rewidling team are fully focused on restoring the circle of life.

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About the host

James Shooter

Passion for rewilding

For the last 10 years, James Shooter has been working for Scotland: The Big Picture, a rewilding charity based in the Highlands of Scotland. He is a photographer and filmmaker by trade and has been helping to tell stories from the natural world through books, articles and documentaries.

This year, he is teaming up with us to produce The Rewild Podcast, where he will be traveling around the continent to shine a light on the passionate people and inspiring initiatives fighting back for nature.

Each of Rewilding Europe’s rewilding landscapes are featured, as well as the work of many other leading European rewilding organisations, including members of the European Rewilding Network.

James Shooter

Podcast for the whole family

James has sold his house, left his job and will travel around Europe for a year with his wife, two children and dog in a motor home to put the podcast together.

“My family and I are naturally excited at the thought of experiencing some of Europe’s finest wildest places,’ he explains. “But aside from this, I want to tell listeners some really informative, entertaining and inspiring stories through this podcast.”

“These days there’s always a lot of bad news about the environment and nature. I want to use this series to spread the positive message of rewilding – to demonstrate to people how it can and does enable nature recovery, and to showcase the range of benefits it can deliver. And through this message, hopefully get more people involved in the rewilding movement.”

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