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  • 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 …

  • Team Leader Profiles – Davor Krmpotić, Velebit Mountains

    10. May 2016

    When Davor Krmpotić joined Rewilding Europe as the Velebit team leader, he not only committed to rewilding an incredibly biodiverse mountain range, but to rewilding his own professional life as well. At the time, he was working with the Croatian government body responsible for managing the country’s forests. The job promised stability and a clear …

  • Team Leader Profiles – Ulrich Stöcker, Oder Delta (Germany)

    31. March 2016

    Ulrich’s journey towards becoming the Team Leader of the Oder Delta German team began in the legal realm. As a lawyer specialized in Environmental Law, he was directly involved in the set-up of the Lower Oder Valley National Park. During his work, he has experienced resistance of local residents to new legislation if they felt …

  • Wildlife cameras – the invisible eyes on Western Iberia

    26. February 2016

    The dramatic landscape of Western Iberia in Portugal where the Côa river is carving its deep path through the mountains is home to a vast variety of wildlife.  Animal species of all sizes, shapes and colors inhabit land, skies and waters of the Côa Valley, however a great number of them are hard to spot. …

  • Being an intern at Rewilding Europe

    10. February 2016

    In April 2015, Rewilding Europe offered two internship positions for a desk study to collect information about wildlife in rewilding areas, in particular on the larger mammals and birds. Out of many applications received, one student and a volunteer were selected: Anna Luijten and Jelle Harms from The Netherlands. The goal of the study was to …

  • Team Leader Profiles: Iwona Krępic – Oder Delta (Poland)

    6. January 2016

    When Iwona Krępic moved from Szczecin to the small Polish village of Kopice eight years ago, she could not have foreseen at the time that this change of scenery would fundamentally change her professional life. A trained chemist, ideas of rewilding and nature conservation were far from her mind when she and her husband arrived …

  • Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch – Escape, Relax, Unwind!

    14. December 2015

    Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is the only genuine working guest ranch in Croatia, surrounded by 200,000 hectares of the UNESCO Velebit Nature Park. The ranch, located within the Velebit rewilding area, offers a range of equestrian adventures through the picturesque mountains, valleys and coastal landscapes of Velebit. In 2013, Rewilding Europe supported the expansion of …

  • Biking for Rewilding – Rewilding in Germany (part 5)

    2. December 2015

    Dave and Anna, two environmentalists from the United Kingdom, started their “Biking for Rewilding” tour in April 2015 after leaving their office jobs and taking off on an adventure with a purpose. The 4,000 km cycling tour led them through seven European countries, where they visited seven rewilding areas. The final two destinations were Wisent …

  • Rewilding team visits Finnish wildlife watching hides

    2. November 2015

    After a long day of travel, five Rewilding Europe team members from Velebit (Croatia) and Eastern Carpathians (Poland) arrived at the Kuikka base camp of Wildlife Safaris Finland. Here, we would spend the next two days with experienced wildlife photographer Lassi Rautiainen, learning about his highly successful wildlife photographic and tourism business, with the aim …