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  • Rewilding Europe receives 500,000 euros from the Dutch Postcode Lottery

    28. January 2015

    The Rewilding Europe initiative received a €500,000 check from the Dutch Postcode Lottery at the annual Charity Gala (Good Geld Gala) on 26th of January in Amsterdam.  During the gala, the lottery proudly announced that thanks to its 2.5 million participants who bought more than 4 million lottery tickets collectively, a new record amount of …

  • Rewilding Europe is looking for communication volunteers

    26. January 2015

    Rewilding Europe has decided to start offering possibilities for volunteers to help us with specific activities. We have experienced there is interest for this and we would now like to offer the first possibilities.   Communication is an important part of our work because we want to share our experiences, stories and results with the …

  • 30 fallow deer released in the Rhodope Mountains rewilding area

    21. January 2015

    Today, 30 fallow deer were released into the wild in the priority rewilding site of Chernoochene in the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. The special release ceremony marked the flying start of the rewilding activities in this newest rewilding area of Rewilding Europe.   The fallow deer were translocated from the adjacent Studen Kladenets reserve, where some 1,500 …

  • Ecotourism business in Central Apennines receives a rewilding loan

    7. January 2015

    Wildlife Adventures is the first business in the Central Apennines to receive a loan from Rewilding Europe to help develop its website and marketing. These loans are provided by our specialised investment branch, called Rewilding Europe Capital, REC.   Wildlife Adventures is a tourism business founded in 2009 and ran by Umberto Esposito in the town …

  • Local entrepreneurs in the Western Iberia rewilding area trained as nature guides

    5. January 2015

    From 25 November to 15 December 2014, eleven local entrepreneurs in the Western Iberia rewilding area received specialised training for guiding tourists in the Faia Brava reserve. The main attendees were owners of local rural houses and tour operators, as well as several individuals from the region who have dreamt to become nature guides.   The reserve, …

  • Your wildest donation helps us make Europe a wilder place

    31. December 2014

    Rewilding Europe now offers the perfect opportunity to anyone that loves and cares about wildlife! In a minute, you can become a vital part of Making Europe a Wilder Place, either by giving one of these gifts away, or putting them high on your own wish list. Would you like to help bring back endangered …

  • New Supervisory Board member: Lena Lindén (Sweden)

    24. December 2014

    On 11 December 2014, the Supervisory Board of Rewilding Europe unanimously approved the assignment of a new board member: Mrs. Lena Lindén from Sweden. The Supervisory Board now consists of 4 members: Wiet de Bruijn (Netherlands, chairman), Henrique Pereira (Portugal), Odile Rodríguez de la Fuente (Spain) and Lena Lindén (Sweden). Pierre-André Mourgue d’Algue (Switzerland) resigned …

  • Three lucky winners in the December 2014 Travel Club draw

    23. December 2014

    The three lucky winners in the December 2014 Travel Club lottery draw were drawn by Pedro Prata, Team Leader of the Western Iberia rewilding area, Colinda Vergeer, Regional Manager at Rewilding Europe and Simon Collier, Wildlife Tourism Manager of Rewilding Europe.   The Grand Prize Discover Wild Portugal – for two persons provided by Associação …

  • European bison released into the wild in the Eastern Carpathians rewilding area

    19. December 2014

    Today, two European bison cows as part of a group of four, were released into the wild in the Eastern Carpathians rewilding area. The gate of the enclosure was lifted by Professor Kajetan Perzanowski, Chief of the Carpathian Wildlife Research Station, Dorota Magusia, Vice Head Forester of Komańcza Forest District from State Forest Department, Professor …

  • “Science”: Europe proves that co-existence with large carnivores is possible

    18. December 2014

    Large carnivores are among the most controversial and challenging species to conserve in our modern and crowded world. Despite this, the brown bear, the Eurasian lynx, the gray wolf and the wolverine today all have stable or increasing populations in Europe. The European situation showcases that it is possible for large carnivores and people to …