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  • Newborn calves and foals roaming freely in Western Iberia

    4. March 2015

    End of February is always quite exciting in the Western Iberia rewilding area. It is time to start counting all the calves and foals which are born since December. And every year, the update is even better than the year before: 12 new Garrano foals and 5 Maronesa calves were born this season.   For …

  • How important is nature conservation to you personally?

    18. February 2015

    The original task of nature conservation to protect valuable areas and species has expanded over time, together with the awareness of people in general. In the past decade the biodiversity conservation has been given a prominent place in nature conservation work. But is this reflected in the opinions of people living in and around rewilding …

  • Rewilding in progress – learning from the American Prairie Reserve

    14. January 2015

    Between 25 September and 4 October 2014, Frans Schepers and Wouter Helmer visited Wyoming and Montana in the United States, where they were invited to speak about Rewilding Europe at the 2014 Annual Gathering of the American Prairie Reserve. This is the second out of a series of blogs, presenting some of the impressions of …

  • Life in the wild of the Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria

    9. January 2015

    “The Eastern Rhodopes are one of the most beautiful places in Europe! You will see!” Frank Zanderink told me, when I was preparing for my internship. Frank Zanderink is the “students’ broker” for Rewilding Europe. I agreed with him silently in my mind when for the first time in my life I saw the beautiful Eastern Rhodopes.   The …

  • Meet the people of the Central Apennines, Italy

    1. December 2014

    For me, being on a photo mission has usually meant traveling and working far away from home, in a more or less exotic place. It therefore was a novel feeling to be “on assignment” for Rewilding Europe in the Central Apennines of Italy, which is really literally speaking my own backyard.   So, whilst I …

  • Casa da Cisterna – using the wild values of a rewilding area for a successful business

    26. November 2014

    In the rural backcountry of Northeastern Portugal lies Castelo Rodrigo, a tiny village that any person will be delighted to visit and enjoy. It sits on a hilltop and offers spectacular views over the surrounding land. Land that has been dominated by man since millennia, but where wildlife is now beginning to come back.   …

  • Oder Delta blog 2: The Konik Polski horses of the “Oder Delta Nature Park”

    18. November 2014

    Photographer Solvin Zankl is on a photo mission for Rewilding Europe in the Oder delta, on the border between Germany and Poland. Here is his second blog from the field. I am invited to the Oder Delta Nature Park, a 1000-hectare, private nature reserve near the village Stepnica, on the Polish side of the Oder …

  • Yellowstone Park: with more bison older forests?

    27. October 2014

    Between 25 September and 4 October 2014, Frans Schepers and Wouter Helmer visited Wyoming and Montana in the United States, where they were invited to speak about Rewilding Europe at the 2014 Annual Gathering of the American Prairie Reserve. Apart from the American Prairie Reserve, they also visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. This …

  • Releasing new Bosnian Mountain horses into Velebit

    22. October 2014

    On the morning of September 29, a horse transport was made in cooperation with the International Association of Bosnian Mountain Horse breeders, for release in Malo Libinje, at Petar Knežević’s farm in the Velebit rewilding area. I accompanied the truck carrying this first group of five new Bosnian mountain horses. The breeders had selected this …

  • Oder Delta Blog 1: Following the unmistakable tracks of the beaver

    3. October 2014

    Well-known German wildlife photographer Solvin Zankl is on a photo mission for Rewilding Europe in the Oder delta. Here is his update from the field.   The Oder river delta is one of Europe’s less known wildlife areas. It is an estuary area, or an inland delta and lagoon, where the rivers Oder and Peene …