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  • Biking for rewilding – bison in the Dutch dunes (part 4)

    30. September 2015

    Dave and Anna, two environmentalists from the United Kingdom, started their “biking for rewilding” tour in April 2015 after leaving their office jobs and taking off on an adventure with a purpose. In this fourth blog you can read about their visit to the European ‪‎bison project in the Kraansvlak area along the Dutch coast. This project …

  • Rewilding Tented Camp experience in the Southern Carpathians

    10. September 2015

    This summer, the rewilding team has been busy designing a Tented Camp experience in the Southern Carpathians rewilding landscape. The infrastructure for the Tented Camp is made up of highly durable tents and other amenities designed to provide comfort for tourists who want to spend a couple of nights in a remote and wild natural …

  • Biking for rewilding – Natural Rewilding at Swiss National Park (part 3)

    3. September 2015

    On our cycle tour of rewilding areas in Europe, our third stop was Parc Naziunal Svizzer – the Swiss National Park. Established in 1914, it was the first national park in the Alps and by now one of the oldest national parks in Europe. It is one of the first members of the European Rewilding Network (ERN).   …

  • Team Leader Profiles: Pedro Prata – Western Iberia

    26. August 2015

    Born and raised in a small village among the mountain ranges of central Portugal, Pedro’s interest in the natural world began at an early age. Over time, what started as a child’s natural curiosity turned into a serious academic pursuit as Pedro, after experimenting with different pathways in his early student days, eventually graduated from …

  • Biking for rewilding – Living Mountain in the Pre-Pyrenees (part 2)

    22. July 2015

    On our cycle tour of rewilding areas in Europe, our second stop was Muntanya d’Alinyà , a living mountain in the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees. Muntanya d’Alinyà is one of the largest private nature reserves in Spain and member of the European Rewilding Network (ERN).   During the end of June we have been climbing gradually into the …

  • Team Leader Profiles: Alexandra Panait – Danube Delta

    15. July 2015

    When speaking to Alexandra about the rewilding of the Danube Delta region in her home country of Romania, it soon becomes clear that, to her, this is more than just an ecological debate. It is a grand vision of a more positive, collaborative, and mutually beneficial relationship between a land and its people. Instilling a …

  • One year of REC support brings excellent results for Guslice & Melnice honey

    9. July 2015

    One year has passed since our family bee-keeping business, Guslice & Melnice honey, received a Rewilding Europe Capital (REC) loan. This loan was used to purchase new equipment, beekeeping containers, a device for collecting bee venom and for increasing our number of beehives. Continuing the family business with the support of Rewilding Europe turned out …

  • 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 …

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