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  • Lords of the Rhodopean Skies: a new wildlife exhibition takes off in Sofia

    25. May 2017

    A visually stunning new exhibition, showcasing the natural wonders of the Eastern Rhodopes, is wowing visitors by making the Bulgarian capital Sofia a wilder place. Titled “Lords of the Rhodopean Skies”, it features 32 images depicting some of the most astonishing natural sights of the Rhodope Mountains rewilding area. With the event organised under the …

  • Something old, something new

    19. May 2017

    Looking to boost the benefical impact of free-roaming wild horses in the Coa Valley, Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN) starts the Zebro Project. Raising the grazing Rewilding Europe wants Europe’s native herbivores to return in significant, naturally balanced numbers to the lands where they once belonged. With domesticated livestock numbers on the decline in many …

  • Paul Jepson joins the board of Rewilding Europe

    19. May 2017

    We are thrilled to announce that Paul Jepson has joined Rewilding Europe’s Supervisory Board since April this year. The appointment formalises the hugely valuable and ongoing contribution of this leading British conservationist, geographer and ornithologist to rewilding. A life-long birder and conservationist, Jepson currently directs Oxford University’s MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management. He is …

  • Finland’s Snowchange purchases wetland with its first Rewilding Europe Capital loan

    10. May 2017

    A loan from Rewilding Europe Capital (REC) enabled Finland-based Snowchange Cooperative to purchase the 110-hectare Linnunsuo wetland area in April.  Situated in Finnish North Karelia, the wetland was bought from Vapo, the leading developer of bioenergy in Finland and the world’s leading peat industry business, after a year of negotiation. This groundbreaking loan is the …

  • Baby boon: a second bison calf is born in the Rhodopes

    9. May 2017

    The Rewilding Rhodopes team were overjoyed to welcome a new baby bison at the end of April. Both mother and calf are now doing well, with the team monitoring the family on a daily basis. The bison calf is the second born in the past three years in the area. Back in 2015, the same …

  • New bison boost in the Southern Carpathians

    28. April 2017

    The spectacular sight of Europe’s largest land animal running wild  is set to become more common in Romania’s Țarcu Mountains. After a long journey from the Avesta Reserve in Sweden, a group of nine European bison arrived at Rewilding Europe’s Southern Carpathians rewilding area on April 22 and 23. The group will eventually join free-roaming …

  • Annual Review 2016: a rewilding retrospective

    24. April 2017

    Five years on from the foundation of Rewilding Europe, the year 2016 marked an important milestone for our young but rapidly developing initiative. Unveiled at the Wild Ways event on April 19, 2017, the Annual Review for 2016 looks back at Rewilding Europe’s major achievements over the period 2011-2016, as well as outlining our ambitions …

  • Wild Ways: a milestone meeting

    20. April 2017

    Rewilding Europe’s first ever gathering sees team members, partners and supporters come together to review progress, look ahead to a wilder future and witness the launch of “Europe’s Five”. Bringing together 120 people from nearly 20 different European countries, Rewilding Europe’s first ever gathering was held in Amsterdam on April 19, 2017. This momentous event, …

  • Bank on Nature: European Investment Bank boosts Rewilding Europe Capital

    11. April 2017

    Today we are delighted to announce that the European Investment Bank has provided Rewilding Europe Capital with a 6 million euro loan finance contract. This represents the first project of the “Bank on Nature Initiative”, set up by the European Commission. The signing ceremony took place in the Berlaymont Building, headquarters of the European Commission …

  • European Rewilding Network members discuss human-wildlife coexistence

    9. April 2017

    Representatives of ten European Rewilding Network sites came together in March to discuss how social science and raising awareness can achieve better human-wildlife coexistence and mitigate human-wildlife conflict.  Rewilding Europe regularly organises webinars for the European Rewilding Network (ERN), which now totals 53 members. Here they discuss rewilding-related topics and share knowledge and experience. This year’s first …