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  • Call of the Wild – wildlife watching in Lapland

    16. November 2016

    Swedish Lapland’s rich natural resources can form the basis for a vibrant and sustainable local economy.  The fine art of simulation In the heart of the forest, somewhere close to the northern Swedish town of Boden, the hunter calls the hunted. Standing between soaring, serried trunks of birch and spruce, local Sami Mikael Suorra puts …

  • Volunteers bring new life to a local property in Western Iberia

    11. November 2016

    This October, a group of volunteers from the Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN), partner of Rewilding Europe in Western Iberia, participated in a work camp where they recovered a ruined house in Ribeira do Mosteiro nature reserve. The restoration of the property will continue and once finished, ATN will use the house for their various …

  • Rewilding Europe and Canon – behind the scenes of our promotional film

    19. October 2016

    A journey with the CANON EOS-1D X Mark II In September, Rewilding Europe released its first promotional film about creating a wilder Europe.  Canon France sponsored this film produced by Emmanuel Rondeau, a French cinematographer and film producer from White Fox Pictures. Emmanuel used the new CANON EOS-1D X Mark II camera to show its …

  • Rewilding Europe’s Internships: Living with the European bison

    18. October 2016

    Over the last four months, I have been doing my internship in the Southern Carpathians rewilding area in Romania. This internship was part of my Master study of Biology at the Wageningen University in The Netherlands. One of my professors connected me with Rewilding Europe where he suggested to me to check out their rewilding …

  • People behind Rewilding Europe: Deli Saavedra, Regional Manager

    12. October 2016

    Being one of two Regional Managers for Rewilding Europe, Deli is a key figure in making rewilding a reality in five areas stretching from Portugal all the way to Bulgaria on Europe’s eastern fringe. As the main point of liaison between the central office and local teams across the continent, it is his job to …

  • Nomad’s Land – uniting nature, culture and business

    5. October 2016

    Faced with economic and environmental pressures, the Sami people of Swedish Lapland are abandoning their traditional way of life. By developing partnerships that unite nature, culture and business, Rewilding Lapland is now working to offer them a more sustainable future.     A time of change Moving slowy inside the smoke-filled confines of his wooden lavvu, …

  • Australia’s National Rewilding Forum 2016: why did we do it and what’s the next step?

    3. October 2016

    On Threatened Species Day (7th September) 2016 Rewilding Europe’s Managing Director, Frans Schepers, gave a keynote address at an event that we hope will turn out to have been an important moment in the history of conservation in Australia. The National Rewilding Forum, held at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, aimed to bring together academics, practitioners, …

  • Faia Brava in Western Iberia as a showcase of rewilding

    25. July 2016

    Portugal, or at least the region in which we stayed, was far richer in wildlife than most if not all of Denmark. The diversity and sheer number of bird species we witnessed far outcompeted anything I’ve seen even in the largest nature reserves in my country. Even so, when we entered the Faia Brava reserve, …

  • Educating the future “rewilding” generation in Bulgaria

    20. June 2016

    Rewilding Europe places high value on education programmes and activities for kids, students, volunteers, activists and other nature enthusiasts. We believe that an essential part of our work is to communicate and share our passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world, and the philosophy of rewilding with the generations to come. In May, the …

  • Nature conservation needs policies that support rewilding

    7. June 2016

    To regain ground and confidence nature conservation needs policies that support rewilding Rewilding is the biggest, most exciting idea to emerge in conservation since the 1970s. The challenge now is to create the spaces within conservation policy and politics where rewilding ideas can find expression, gain traction and be tested. Frans Schepers from Rewilding Europe …