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  • European Rewilding Network now consists of 34 members in 18 countries

    19. August 2014

    Four more rewilding initiatives have recently been welcomed as new members of the European Rewilding Network. This brings to 34 the number of members who have joined forces to exchange experiences and inspire each other. The network now also encourages an even wider range of rewilding-related initiatives to join. Its third experience-sharing event for members …

  • Wild beaver kits born in Devon, UK and a petition going on to save them

    18. August 2014

    At least three young beavers were born to the family of two adult and one immature European beavers (Castor fiber) that earlier this year were spotted living on the river Otter in Devon, The Guardian writes. As we earlier reported these beavers were allegedly the first of their species seen in the wild in England …

  • New insecticides behind the disappearance of bees and many bird species

    13. August 2014

    The so-called ”Neonicotinoid” insecticides are believed to seriously harm bees and other pollinating insects, and a first two-year EU suspension on three of these poisons began at the end of 2013. A terrifying new study has found that the exact same pesticides are behind the massive global die-off of bees and that they are now …

  • European bison released in the Vanatori Neamt Nature Park, Romania

    8. August 2014

    On a parallel with the efforts by Rewilding Europe and its partners to bring back European bison to the Tarcu Mounatins, other great work is being done in Romania for this endangered species. For example in the Vanatori Neamt Nature Park, which is also a member of the European Rewilding Network. On June 24th 2014, …

  • Born to be free in the Velebit rewilding area, Croatia

    5. August 2014

    The herd of Boskarin cattle, that was transferred to the Tauros Programme breeding site in the Velebit Mountains at the end of March 2014, has a new member. A bull calf was born in the chilly summer night between 30 and 31 July, healthy and gorgeous.   It is the 15th member of the herd …

  • The Bear Advocate, a new profession in the Central Apennines

    4. August 2014

    Since a couple of weeks back, three young Italians have a completely new kind of job. In the beautiful Central Apennines, they have become advocates. However, not of the ordinary kind, but rather a more special one: They have become Bear advocates! Rewilding Apennines, the Italian partner of Rewilding Europe, has created part-time jobs for …

  • Southern Carpathians: Not all bison news is good news

    1. August 2014

    We just learned that the first little newborn bison calf in the Southern Carpathians has died, death probably caused by a horn. Unexpected and very sad news indeed. The first autopsy results show that the calf suffered a trauma caused by a horn. Things like that happen in nature. The little calf showed all positive …

  • Three lucky Travel Club members are winners of the July 2014 draw

    30. July 2014

    The three lucky Rewilding Europe Travel Club winners were drawn on July 30, 2014 by Adrian Hagatis, Team Leader of the Southern Carpathians, Bruno D`Amicis, Communications Officer in Central Apennines and Staffan Widstrand, Marketing and Communications Director of Rewilding Europe.  And the winners are: The Grand Prize ”Rewilding bison in the Tarcu Mountains, Romania” – …

  • A great and fun way to support rewilding is to go and see it in real life!

    29. July 2014

    For every day that passes there are now more and more nature and wildlife safari opportunities in Europe. You can travel around on your own, by bike or car and with map or gps in hand. Or maybe use some assistance to more easily get to the best spots, the most charismatic wildlife and the …

  • WWF Sweden and Rewilding Europe point out nature as very important for tourism

    28. July 2014

    WWF Sweden together with Rewilding Europe, the Swedish Ecotourism Association, Nature Travels (UK), Anders Reisen (Germany) and other organisations “call for Sweden’s government after the elections this fall to put much greater priority on better and stronger nature conservation efforts”. A call that was published in a large debate article in the very influential newspaper …