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  • Wildlife encounters in the Rhodope Mountains

    26. June 2015

    When I heard that Rhodope Mountains have become the seventh Rewilding Europe’s area, the very first thought that crossed my mind was “Rhodopes cannot go any wilder”. I have always considered Rhodope Mountains as wildlife heaven due to the relatively small, even negligible human disturbance. Few months later as a Rewilding Europe volunteer, I set …

  • (Re) visiting the beavers’ lodge – Through the eyes of rewilding volunteers

    12. June 2015

    Danube Delta rewilding area, a biosphere reserve and UNESCO heritage site from 1992, is presented in this blog through the eyes of volunteers monitoring the beavers from Parcheș village. Beaver monitoring is a part of the initiative here set up by Rewilding Europe, together with WWF Romania.   The light falls in a certain way. …

  • Biking for rewilding – for people and for nature (part 1)

    5. June 2015

    We are Anna and Dave, two environmentalists who had been working London office jobs for several years. We were becoming discontented with our lifestyles and wanted to be outdoors, helping people and wildlife. We decided to quit our jobs and have an adventure with a purpose. Having read about Rewilding Europe and the rewilding areas …

  • Rewilding Tented Camp training in Velebit, Croatia

    22. May 2015

    This May, a small team from the Croatian adventure travel company Adria Velebitica, a guest couple and Dutch bushcraft specialists from Extra Survival, joined Rewilding Europe for a Rewilding Tented Camp training programme in Velebit, Croatia.   Using specialist equipment honed over years in the South African bush, participants in Velebit worked through several classes …

  • Miles Away, exploring the senses at the Douro & Côa valleys

    14. April 2015

    Ever imagined standing in the Douro valley, hearing not a sound except those of nature itself, savouring the great Oporto wine, while the stars shine above your head? Soon it will be possible. Miles Away, a Portuguese enterprise expert on providing experiences in the Côa and Douro valleys, offers you a wildlife safari camp, and …

  • Mons Baebius Cottage – a stone witness to Velebit mountain history

    1. April 2015

    “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.   The house is located under of one of Velebit’s peaks, and is about 15 km (three km air distance) away from the coast, …

  • Adventures in Europe… rewilding is a reality!

    27. March 2015

    Within my first months at Rewilding Europe, I was fortunate enough to travel to many of the rewilding areas, meet great people and get some amazing insights into how we are going to reach our rewilding goals!   Travelling through rewilding in Portugal, Croatia, Italy and Romania offered such a varied experience, filled with diverse …

  • Spring in Côa valley has come with all its colours and life

    23. March 2015

    Spring is arising in Western Iberia rewilding area with spectacular scenery and beauty to be witnessed and enjoyed, as almond trees bloom creating a white coat that covers the steep slopes of the Côa valley.   Migratory birds are returning from Africa for the breeding season in the valley, and while some are incubating their …

  • 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 …

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