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  • Rise of the rewilders

    28. November 2017

    With rewilding taking shape and spreading, job opportunities are increasing too. We find out what it takes to be a “rewilder”.      When you think about jobs of the future, what springs to mind? Something in artificial intelligence or robotics maybe. Or somebody fitting smart meters, fighting cybercrime or fixing autonomous vehicles. It’s safe to …

  • Restoration and return in the Oder Delta

    13. November 2017

    A keen advocate of rewilding, Tim Kasoar is a fourth year PhD student at Cambridge University in the UK. A particular interest in restoring wetland and floodplain habitats and natural flood dynamics took him to the Oder Delta rewilding area, where he witnessed firsthand the beneficial impact of river restoration on local biodiversity.  As a …

  • Rhodopes GPS tagging provides platform for LIFE Vultures success

    2. November 2017

    As part of the ongoing LIFE Vultures project, a growing number of griffon and black vultures in and around the Rhodope Mountains rewilding area are being tagged with GPS transmitters. The geospatial data these transmitters provide will be critical to the comeback of these magnificent yet endangered birds. Driven by data Locked between the valleys …

  • Europe: it’s wild and waiting

    16. October 2017

    With the launch of the European Safari Company, travellers of all ages can immerse themselves in Europe’s magnificent wild nature like never before. When we hear the word “safari’, what images spring to mind? Perhaps a long line of migrating wildebeest, maybe a luxurious tented camp in the Masai Mara, or even a bush breakfast …

  • Guslice & Melnice taste more success

    5. October 2017

    Supported by Rewilding Europe, the Velebit-based beekeeping company’s moreish products prove a burgeoning hit with Croatian consumers. A higher profile At Rewilding Europe we always take great pleasure in seeing the enterprises that we support succeed. One such company is the Croatian small business Guslice & Melnice. Back in 2009, Sanjin Žarković and his wife …

  • The compromises of rewilding

    27. September 2017

    Master’s student Julia Rouet-Leduc travelled to the Lapland rewilding area in April to conduct research for her thesis. She drew some interesting conclusions.     Julia Rouet-Leduc is studying for a Master’s degree in sustainable development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. In April this year she travelled to the Lapland rewilding area …

  • Testing times

    18. September 2017

    Based in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria, intern Philip Marinov has relished his experience evaluating Rewilding Europe’s rewilding scale. This spring, like most second-year Master’s students at Wageningen University (in the Netherlands), I found myself seeking an internship. I wanted a chance to experience first-hand the issues that conservationists meet every day in the field, …

  • On the bison beat

    13. September 2017

    In the Southern Carpathians, Rewilding Europe’s bison rangers are playing a key role in the success of our reintroduction project.   With wild bison hunted to extinction in Romania around 200 years ago, Rewilding Europe and WWF Romania began reintroducing bison into the country’s Southern Carpathian mountains in 2014. This became a European Union-supported LIFE-Bison …

  • Rewilding Velebit team complete research on Ramino Korito

    9. September 2017

    Together with local partners, the team are working to have the unique old-growth forest declared a special reserve under Croatian law.   Two unique forests in the Rewilding Velebit area in Croatia were recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Benefiting from additional protection, they comprise 1300 hectares of beech forest in the Northern …

  • Trust & terminology: leveraging the lexicon of rewilding

    30. August 2017

    The rise of rewilding has led to much dialogue and debate. With rewilding initiatives now bearing fruit in over 25 European countries, Rewilding Europe’s new and progressive language can engender essential support and passion for wild nature across the continent. Let us consider the word “rewilding”. As Rewilding Europe works to give more space to …