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  • Bulgarian exhibition presents the avian wonders of the Rhodopes

    9. October 2017

    This October an exhibition titled “Lords of the Rhodopean Skies” is taking place at the Regional History Museum of the town of Kardzhali in southern Bulgaria. The aim of the exhibition is to reconnect people with nature by presenting the wild beauty and diversity of the Rhodope Mountains rewilding area. The exhibition was officially opened …

  • Banking on wildlife

    5. October 2017

    Rewilding Europe’s European Wildife Bank is a pioneering way to restore natural numbers of large herbivores across Europe. Launched in 2013, Rewilding Europe’s European Wildlife Bank (EWB) is designed to facilitate the reintroduction and restocking of herbivores to rewilding areas across the European continent. It has already proven successful, supplying animals to nearly 20 sites …

  • Rewilding Europe job vacancy: Head of Enterprise

    4. October 2017

    Are you looking for a position where you can truly make a difference to wild nature and help build socially and environmentally responsible businesses across Europe? If so, we might have a job for you.  Rewilding Europe is now looking for someone to head up its Enterprise team. The successful applicant will take the lead …

  • ERN Forum set to bring added benefits to members

    29. September 2017

    New forum to foster greater exchange between members of the burgeoning network.   Since it was launched in October 2013, the European Rewilding Network (ERN) has gone from strength to strength, benefitting a growing number of rewilding-focused organisations right across Europe. It currently contains 53 members (including Rewilding Europe’s eight operational areas), who together represent …

  • Rewilding can reinforce Europe’s ecological restoration

    28. September 2017

    A successful workshop in Leipzig lays the groundwork for promoting and using rewilding principles to strengthen the European Union’s ecological restoration agenda.  Running from 25 to 27 September, a workshop at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in the German city of Leipzig saw more than 25 experts come together to discuss various …

  • Learning from the Lebus bison incident

    23. September 2017

    The recent shooting of a wild European bison in eastern Germany highlights the urgent need to plan more carefully for wildlife comeback across our continent.  On September 14 a wild European bison was shot near the town of Lebus in eastern Germany. The previous day the bull had crossed the Oder River from Poland, having …

  • Bison Hillock gets new wildlife observatory

    12. September 2017

    Multi-day collaborative workshop in the Southern Carpathians sees construction of beautifully designed building for wildlife viewing and related events.     Visitors to the Bison Hillock in Rewilding Europe’s Southern Carpathians rewilding area can now enjoy a new, state-of-the art wildlife observatory. Constructed during a 10-day on location “workshop” in August, the striking wooden structure boasts …

  • Children celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day in the Rhodopes

    8. September 2017

    The first weekend in September saw a crowd of more than 40 people gather in the town of Madzharovo, in Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains, to mark International Vulture Awareness Day Taking place across the world on this weekend every year, the day is designed to publicise and promote the conservation of vultures to a global audience, …

  • Introducing the Circle of Life

    2. September 2017

    With an informative publication, Rewilding Europe and ARK Nature present a new way to support Europe’s scavengers. As a vulture’s head disappears inside a carcass, a beech marten bares its teeth at a red fox intent on taking a bite of the same carrion. A closer look reveals a  diverse cleaning crew of beetles and …

  • Supporting local partners opposing Poland’s inland waterways programme

    28. August 2017

    Programme’s proposed measures would have a catastrophic impact on biodiversity and negatively impact the work of Rewilding Europe and its partners.  In 2016, the government of Poland published a programme for the development of the country’s inland waterways. With the aim of transforming the Oder, Vistula and Bug rivers into class V waterways (capable of …