News

  • Wanted: volunteer communication officer in Western Iberia

    9. March 2017

    Would you like to spend your spring and summer surrounded by stunning Portuguese landscapes? For those passionate about wild nature, and who also love communicating about it, our rewilding team in Western Iberia is now offering a unique opportunity. At Rewilding Europe, effective communication is vital to our work: every day we need to share …

  • New members Rewilding Europe Circle

    28. February 2017

    We are very happy to announce the further extension of the Rewilding Europe Circle with two new members: Mrs Paula Sarmento from Portugal and Mr Ignace Schops from Belgium. They join the Circle, which now counts 11 members that champion and support our initiative in the widest sense possible.  Paula Sarmento has a long and …

  • More red and fallow deer released in the Rhodopes

    19. February 2017

    In early February further progress was made in the rewilding of the Rhodopes area in Bulgaria. The Rewilding Rhodopes team released nine red deer in the nature reserve of Studen Kladenets, and a group of fallow deer near Tintiava, in the Eastern Rhodopes. Introducing small groups of animals over successive years is proving a good …

  • Focus on Wildlife

    16. February 2017

    ReWild4Wildlife – Rewilding Europe’s Instagram Photo Contest – needs your finest photos! Do one thing today to help protect our wildlife – join Rewilding Europe’s first ever photo contest. Whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a pro, or are just a smartphone owner that’s into the beauty of nature, we need you. Through …

  • Satellite transmitters to help fallow and red deer reintroduction in Rhodopes

    10. February 2017

    Aiding restoration efforts in the Rhodope rewilding area, satellite transmitters are now being used to provide valuable scientific information about the ecology and biology of fallow deer.    At the beginning of 2017, five fallow deer were equipped with satellite transmitters by veterinarians and experts from the Rhodopes rewilding team. These are all now working …

  • Rewilding Europe is a lucky lottery winner

    8. February 2017

    At the Annual Charity Gala of the Dutch Postcode Lottery, held at Amsterdam’s Carré Theatre on February 6, Rewilding Europe received 500,000 euros in support of its rewilding work across Europe. Rewilding Europe first became a beneficiary of the Dutch Postcode Lottery in February 2013, with our initiative now receiving an annual donation of 500,000 euros. …

  • Adessium Foundation to continue supporting Rewilding Europe

    1. February 2017

    We are thrilled to announce that Adessium Foundation will continue to support Rewilding Europe for another three year period. This support will not only focus on our rewilding activities in the Velebit Mountains (Croatia) and the Central Apennines (Italy), but also on the identification of new areas for rewilding. Adessium Foundation has been instrumental in …

  • Milestone moment for the European Rewilding Network

    23. January 2017

    The rapidly growing and increasingly influential European Rewilding Network (ERN) has just welcomed its 50th member. These are now distributed across 25 countries.   Rewilding Europe was delighted to welcome the ERN’s 50th member in January.  The Carnivores.cz initiative is a conservation programme of Friends of the Earth Czech Republic, supporting the natural recovery of …

  • Rhodopes census records rare species

    23. January 2017

    Waterfowl count on Bulgaria’s Arda River reveals some special visitors.    On the weekend of 14-15 January, more than 7,000 birds of 32 different species were recorded at the annual mid-winter waterfowl census on the Arda River in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains. Experts and volunteers from Rewilding Rhodopes and the Bulgarian Society for the Protection …

  • European Rewilding Network members hone their communication skills

    5. January 2017

    Effective communication with local stakeholders is a crucial part of any rewilding project. In December 2016 various members of the European Rewilding Network came together in a webinar to discuss their experiences with stakeholders and establish best practice.     Rewilding Europe regularly organizes webinars for members of the European Rewilding Network (ERN). Here they discuss …