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  • 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 …

  • Rewilding stories: Making space

    23. August 2017

    The rewilding movement is gaining momentum. But for the rewilding process to maximise its beneficial impact, it needs European conservation policies under which it can really thrive. A fresh approach Today rewilding represents an exciting opportunity to refashion conservation for the twenty-first century. As a new conservation approach, it has the potential to attract new …

  • Interest payments in wild horses

    11. August 2017

    Rewilding Europe has a new solution for biodiversity management and revives ancient animals in the process Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria, rising to over 2 000 metres, with deep river gorges and steep cliffs, cover close to 15 000 square kilometres, extending into Greece in the south. This is one of the most important breeding sites …

  • “Status Wild”, a documentary about Rhodope Mountains goes live

    8. August 2017

    Brilliant 15-minute film showcases the efforts of the Rewilding Rhodopes team and their work with Konik horses.   Earlier this year, two talented Dutch university students – Joanne Landman and Jamie-Lee Bal – travelled to Rewilding Europe’s rewilding area in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria. They were there to make a documentary about the pioneering efforts …