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  • New Year brings a trio of fresh faces to Rewilding Europe

    8. January 2018

    Rewilding Europe is delighted to welcome three highly experienced and talented new team members at the start of 2018. Keith Tuffley joins the Rewilding Europe Circle, Timon Rutten starts as the new head of enterprise, and Susan Wright takes up a role as our multimedia producer. Keith Tuffley Based in the Swiss city of Lausanne, …

  • Rewilding Europe reaches out to students across the continent

    5. January 2018

    A presentation given at the University of Zagreb last December is part of our commitment to involve more young people in rewilding.   As a future-oriented, long-term initiative, Rewilding Europe is conscious of the need to raise awareness of rewilding with younger generations. More and more young people are now learning about and becoming inspired by …

  • European Rewilding Network webinar covers Circle of Life

    28. December 2017

    This year’s final European Rewilding Network webinar, held in December, saw members from eight European countries come together online to discuss and learn the importance of leaving carrion in nature.  Rewilding Europe regularly organises webinars for members of the European Rewilding Network (ERN) to discuss rewilding related topics and share insight and experience. The network currently boasts …

  • Investigation of Linnunsuo rewilding site in Finland generates encouraging results

    21. December 2017

    A six-month study by two University of Lille students reveals the huge transformative potential of the site bought with a loan from Rewilding Europe Capital.  In April this year a loan from Rewilding Europe Capital, Rewilding Europe’s pioneering enterprise funding facility, enabled the Snowchange Cooperative (a Finnish nonprofit organisation) to purchase the 110-hectare, internationally recognised …

  • European Rewilding Network welcomes projects from the UK, Lithuania & Denmark

    13. December 2017

    Rewilding Europe is delighted to welcome four new members – one from Denmark, one from Lithuania, and two from the United Kingdom – to the European Rewilding Network (ERN). Displaying impressive growth since its launch at WILD10 in Salamanca in October 2013, the network now comprises 61 members from 26 European countries (including Rewilding Europe’s …

  • Balkan anti-poison dog units play a critical conservation role

    12. December 2017

    With the first anti-poison dog units patrolling the Rhodope Mountains rewilding area from 2016, their counterparts on the Greek side of the border are also carrying out equally valuable work.  In 2016 the first anti-poison dog unit – comprising a highly trained dog and handler – began patrolling the Rhodope Mountains rewilding area in Bulgaria. …

  • New education programme launched in the Southern Carpathians

    30. November 2017

    The two-year programme will encourage more young Romanians to become involved in wild nature and forms part of a vision to use reintroduced bison as an engine for driving local development.   An ambitious education programme recently launched in an area of the Southern Carpathians in Romania aims to involve youngsters in the conservation of …

  • Rewilding Europe Capital features in new report on conservation capital

    27. November 2017

    Rewilding Europe’s innovative enterprise funding facility is showcased in a new publication on how conservation organisations and their partners can mobilise private investment. Rewilding Europe Capital (REC), Rewilding Europe’s innovative enterprise funding facility, has featured in a new report by Swiss Investment Advisory Company Clarmondial and the WWF Finance Innovation Lab. The report, titled “Capitalising …

  • Velebit’s wildlife hides offer views to a thrill

    24. November 2017

    The hides, which opened in 2016, are now offering fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities in the Velebit rewilding area. Increasingly popular with visitors, they are effectively supporting the development of a local nature-based economy. Inside a wildlife watching hide in the heart of the Velebit rewilding area in Croatia, Ingo Zahlheimer waits with baited breath, camera …

  • Humberto Tan visits Velebit and Apennines rewilding areas for National Geographic

    23. November 2017

    A 25-minute documentary featuring renowned TV presenter and Dutch Postcode Lottery Ambassador Humberto Tan was released in Amsterdam today. Produced by New Earth Films productions and Buro JAM for National Geographic in the Netherlands, the documentary – titled “Door Het Oog” (“Through the Eye of” in English) – showcases Tan’s visits to the Velebit Mountains …