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The team

Senior Management Team

Frans Schepers
Frans Schepers
Managing Director, Executive Board
Wouter Helmer
Wouter Helmer
Rewilding Director
Ilko Bosman
Ilko Bosman
Finance and Operations Director, Executive Board

 

Deli Saavedra
Deli Saavedra
Regional Manager
Alexandros Karamanlidis
Alexandros Karamanlidis
Regional Manager

 

Rewilding area team leaders


Alexandra Panait
Team leader
Danube Delta
Adrian Hagatis
Adrian Hagatis
Team leader
Southern Carpathians
Katarzyna Wasiak
Katarzyna Wasiak
Team leader
Eastern Carpathians
Davor Krmpotić
Davor Krmpotić
Team leader
Velebit

 

Alberto Zocchi
Alberto Zocchi
Team leader
Central Apennines
Pedro Prata
Pedro Prata
Team leader
Western Iberia
Stoycho Stoychev
Stoycho Stoychev
Team leader
Rhodope Mountains
Ulrich Stöcker
Ulrich Stöcker
Team leader
Oder Delta (Germany)

 

Iwona Krępic
Iwona Krępic
Team leader
Oder Delta (Poland)

 

Central team

 Yvonne Kemp
Yvonne Kemp
Coordinator of the
European Rewilding
Network
Matthew McLuckie
Matthew McLuckie
Enterprise Development Manager
Simon Collier
Simon Collier
Wildlife Tourism Manager
Violeta Giurgi
Violeta Giurgi
Finance and
Administration Manager

 

Annette Mertens
Annette Mertens
Public Fundraising
Mei Elderadži
Mei Elderadži
Communications Manager
Kristjan Jung
Kristjan Jung
Communications Manager

 

Advisors

Staffan Widstrand
Staffan Widstrand
Advisor Marketing and Communication
Neil Birnie
Neil Birnie
Advisor Enterprise
Magnus Sylvén
Magnus Sylvén
Advisor Rewilding
Joep van de Vlasakker
Joep van de Vlasakker
Advisor Wildlife

 

Volunteers

 

  • Travel Club
Casa da Cisterna: expanding the business thanks to rewilding

Casa da Cisterna, a boutique bed & breakfast in the Western Iberia rewilding area was the first beneficiary of Rewilding Europe Capital (REC). Ana Berliner and António Monteiro, owners and managers of this fantastic Bed & Breakfast had the chance to expand their project thanks to the REC loan in 2014.

The Bed & Breakfast, located in the historic village of Castelo Rodrigo, one of the most well preserved rural villages in the region, opened to the public in 2004 with four bedrooms. Ten years later, due to great demand, Ana and António decided to expand the Bed & Breakfast and renovated a neighbouring house. Now they offer five more bedrooms than before, where tradition, elegant design and modern functionality come together beautifully, to provide guests with a unique experience.

“With the support of the Rewilding Europe Capital we could attain the co-finance needed for the expansion of Casa da Cisterna,” says Ana Berliner. “Besides infra-structure, it enables us to increase our energy efficiency.” Casa da Cisterna now has an ecological heating system – a heating pump – and solar panels for heating water, reducing the electricity consumption.

“In 2014, the occupation rate of visitors from Central Europe increased 35%,” Ana says. “Some visitors also came through the Rewilding Europe Travel Club. Rewilding Europe, with their different approaches – from funding to promotion – are great partners, supporting the growth of our business.”

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