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  • 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 …

  • Bison herd in the Southern Carpathians welcomes three new members

    18. August 2017

    This year’s birth of three bison calves bodes well for the successful reintroduction of this majestic herbivore. Rewilding Europe and its partners are delighted to announce that the bison herd in the Southern Carpathians has this year increased by three. The discovery of the bison calves, following four consecutive years of bison reintroductions, was greeted …

  • Bisegna Mountain Refuge opens in the Central Apennines

    17. August 2017

    Thanks to a loan from Rewilding Europe Capital, the high altitude Bisegna Mountain Refuge offers wild nature lovers a unique experience in the heart of Italy’s stunning Apennine mountains. The converted shepherd’s hut welcomed its first guests in July. Beyond the shuttered windows of your beautifully renovated mountaintop cottage, the wind whips through the walnut …

  • Rewilding Europe and Rewilding Britain join forces

    4. August 2017

    This summer, Rewilding Europe and Rewilding Britain signed a ‘Collaborative Rewilding Agreement’, marking the start of a shared intent to coordinate their rewilding and communication activities and to enhance the understanding, support and implementation of rewilding in Britain and Europe. The signing took place at the Knepp Castle Estate in West Sussex, one of the rewilding …

  • New campaign to ban diclofenac in Europe

    27. July 2017

    Despite its catastrophic impact on Asian vulture populations in the 1990s, veterinary diclofenac is still used and marketed in countries such as Spain and Italy. The Vulture Conservation Foundation, a partner of Rewilding Europe in the LIFE Vultures project in the Rhodope Mountains rewilding area, has launched a campaign to ban its use in Europe. …

  • Days of the jackal

    20. July 2017

    Golden jackal numbers are now increasing in the Danube Delta. Rewilding Europe has undertaken a preliminary local study to examine jackal behaviour and gauge people’s attitudes towards this resilient carnivore. With its large cities, modern infrastructure network and extensive areas under intensive agriculture, Europe would seem an unlikely place for a large carnivore comeback. Yet …

  • Capital collaboration

    11. July 2017

    The European Rewilding Network’s fifteenth webinar focuses on the finance of nature-based businesses and economies.   Rewilding Europe regularly organises webinars for the European Rewilding Network (ERN), which currently comprises 53 members from 25 European countries (including Rewilding Europe’s eight operational areas). Here they discuss rewilding-related topics and share insight and experience. At the end of …

  • Faia Brava educational camp proves a wild success

    3. July 2017

    At Rewilding Europe we believe that connecting young people with wild nature can inspire them to conserve and enhance it. The success of two, three-day educational camps, held inside northern Portugal’s Faia Brava Nature Reserve last October and this April, was therefore heartening for all involved. Running from October 14 to 16 and April 21 …

  • The European Rewilding Network welcomes three new members

    16. June 2017

    Rewilding Europe is delighted to welcome three new members (from Spain, Bulgaria and the Netherlands) to the European Rewilding Network. Displaying impressive growth since its launch at WILD10 in Salamanca in October 2013, the network now comprises 53 members from 25 European countries (including Rewilding Europe’s eight operational areas). Rewilding Europe is part of a …

  • Young Bulgarian explorers gather at the second Kartali Nature Camp

    9. June 2017

    With the slogan “Become an explorer”, this year’s Kartali Nature Camp inspired more than 60 people to explore the dramatic beauty of Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains, and to learn more about the local LIFE Vultures Project. Held between May 12 and 17 on the banks of the Studen Kladenets Reservoir, the event, attended by everyone from …