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  • New documentary film about wild horses in Bulgaria and Poland

    30. October 2014

    The Tarpan, an extinct type of the Eurasian wild horse, features in the unique recently released half-hour documentary film called “TARPAN: Repainting An Ancient Picture” which will soon be screened in New York. It is the worthy result of over a year of work by Jen Miller and Sophie Dia Pegrum, two American filmmakers at …

  • Rewilding Europe Travel Club – prizes for the December 2014 draw

    23. October 2014

    “Discover Wild Portugal” is the fantastic Grand Prize (for two!) in the December draw of the Rewilding Europe Travel Club. An unforgettable five-day trip in the Western Iberia rewilding area, where the Côa river is carving its deep path through the mountains, in and around the Faia Brava reserve! You will be thrilled by the …

  • Mons Baebius the third business in Velebit to receive a loan from Rewilding Europe

    21. October 2014

    The guesthouse ‘Mons Baebius’ is the third enterprise in the Velebit rewilding area, Croatia to receive a loan from Rewilding Europe to help develop their business. These loans are provided by our specialised investment branch, called Rewilding Europe Capital, REC.   ‘Mons Baebius’ is an old farmstead house nicely renovated and developed into a holiday …

  • Agreement signed between Rewilding Apennines and the Abruzzo National Park

    17. October 2014

    Today, an important step has been taken for the rewilding of the Central Apennines, by the signing of a Memorandum of understanding between Rewilding Apennines and the Abruzzo National Park. The document was signed by Antonio Carrara, President of the Abruzzo NP and Alberto Zocchi, Chairman of the Rewilding Apennines Association and leader of the …

  • Bluetongue disease proves the importance of new large wild herds of European bison

    17. October 2014

    The final medical results from the National Veterinary Authority in Bucharest, Romania, confirm that at least two out of the three bison that died last week at the bison release site in the Tarcu Mountains, were infected by Bluetongue virus. In the last couple of weeks, three animals have died out of the 17 bison …

  • A very successful first year for the European Rewilding Network

    9. October 2014

    The European Rewilding Network (ERN) was officially launched on October 9, 2013, at the World Wilderness Congress in Salamanca, Spain. Since then, it has grown to 34 members from 18 countries. Three member-events covering specific rewilding subjects took place and this year one more is planned for November.   It is a living network of …

  • Challenging times for the new bison herd in the Southern Carpathians

    8. October 2014

    Three out of the 17 European bison that were reintroduced to the Southern Carpathians last May, have died over the last weeks. Rewilding Europe and WWF-Romania are now together with the National Veterinary Authority in Bucharest carefully studying what the reasons for this very sad news might be. –”We are expecting to receive the medical …

  • More hardy Bosnian mountain horses now help keep up the biodiversity in Velebit

    7. October 2014

    With this, one more step is taken along the road towards landscape rewilding through restoring the natural grazing by wild keystone species.   Five more horses of the ancient and endangered Bosnian mountain horse breed have now been added to the already existing herd of wild-living horses in the Velebit Mountains, Croatia. On the warm …

  • The sad story of a killed bear brings mobile electric fences to the Central Apennines

    29. September 2014

    A young male Apennine brown bear was found shot dead in mid-September, just outside the village of Pettorano sul Gizio. After a few days of investigation, the culprit was found and he confessed that he had deliberately shot the bear as it kept on visiting his chicken pen. This sad story can surely teach us …

  • “How to work with the Communities” – latest ERN webinar subject

    26. September 2014

    “How do we involve and work together with local stakeholders” was the subject of the third experience-sharing event for members of the European Rewilding Network, on September 23, in good discussions between the attendants.   This third European Rewilding Network webinar included topics such as in what ways rewilding can bring business, jobs and income …