Explore the different ERN initiatives

  • Managing human coexistence with natural processes in Nemunas delta

    - Nemunas Delta Regional Park

    Nemunas delta region is famous for the variety and quantity of birds gathering there. At the same time, the territory remains an intensive farming area. Ensuring that peoples’ management activities are adjusted to natural processes and keeping the area as wild as it could be, becomes a crucial point.

  • Wild Ennerdale

    - Cumbria, The Lake District

    Ennerdale is a spectacular upland landscape with rock outcrops, extensive woodland, dynamic natural rivers, a glacial lake and highly valued flora & fauna.  The Wild Ennerdale Partnership has a future natural vision focussed on releasing natural processes and enhancing the valley’s sense of wildness.

  • Restoring the Caledonian Forest

    - Glen Affric amd Glenmoriston

    The Caledonian Forest is a habitat unique to Scotland. It covers just 1% of its former area. Trees for Life is restoring the forest at a landscape scale through excluding browsing deer to allow natural regeneration and planting trees where natural regeneration is not possible.

  • Froxán Common Woodlands

    - Froxán (Lousame, Galicia)

    The Froxán Common Woodlands is a community land of 100 hectares. Over the past century, mining produced severe environmental degradation while invasive forest species, including Acacia and Eucalyptus, were also introduced. Restoration and rewilding efforts lead to recognition in the UN ICCA Registry.

  • SCOTLAND: The Big Picture

    - Scotland

    SCOTLAND: The Big Picture is a team of media professionals creating high-impact communications to inform and inspire.  Fusing ecological science with visual storytelling, our aim is to ignite fresh thinking around the benefits of a wilder Scotland. 

  • Reintroducing moose to Lille Vildmose

    - Northeast Jutland

    In Lille Vildmose moose and red deer have been introduced to help prevent the overgrowing of the raised bog. The moose and red deer should hopefully help the raised bog to restore itself after many years of sphagnum extraction and farming.

  • LIFE “Diversification and development of the European bison population in north-western Poland”

    - Area of West Pomeranian Voivodeship

    The project addresses the problems of low genetic diversity and population growth of European bison in north-western Poland. The main objectives are to create a model for bison population management in an area of intensive human economic activity, increase the European bison population and the bison habitat area in north-western Poland.


    - El Puertito de Adeje, Tenerife

    PROYECTO M.A.R.E.S. (Manejo de Áreas Reservadas y Ecosistemas para la Sostenibilidad – Reserved Areas Management and Ecosystems for Sustainability) is based on the recovery of the subtidal ecosystem in “El Puertito de Adeje” bay. The Sustainable Ocean Association in collaboration with a local dive center have recovered the balance of the original marine ecosystem thanks to …

  • Marker Wadden Restoration Project

    - Lake Marker (Markermeer), province of Flevoland, The Netherlands

    Marker Wadden restoration project, run by  Natuurmonumenten will restore Lake Marken (Markermeer), one of the largest freshwater lakes in Europe, by constructing islands, marshes and mud flats from the sediments that have accumulated in the lake in recent decades. Marker Wadden will boost biodiversity in the Netherlands. The project is aiming to restore an area of …

  • Dragoman Marsh Karst Complex Restoration Project

    - Situated along the 20 km long Chepan Mountain ridge, Bulgaria.

    The Dragoman Marsh Karst Complex is the only one of its kind in Bulgaria and one of the few on the Balkan Peninsula. The complex consists of limestone hills with depressions between them where wetlands are formed. The very rich biodiversity of the area has suffered from human activities and restoration works are necessary.