Advising Rewilding Europe requires Clifford Chance to utilise a number of its offices in Europe, in multiple areas of expertise, in order to provide dynamic, effective and seamless legal advice to a pan-European not-for-profit client. The opportunity to give this advice also provides the firm’s employees with a unique chance to apply their legal skills and experience to assist with the conservation of nature.
Toyota Fund for Europe has provided Rewilding Europe with funding for working in the Southern Carpathians and Velebit rewilding areas.
The Toyota Fund for Europe operates at a pan-European level and supports projects across a number of different European countries or regions. The focus is in fields where Toyota can join forces with stakeholders to tackle issues using its best competence: environment, road safety and technical education. Toyota is very aware that tackling environmental issues related to its products is not enough to solve today’s wider environmental issues. Therefore, Toyota also focuses its sustainability efforts with contributions to local communities.
By contributing to Rewilding Europe’s activities in these two areas, Toyota Fund for Europe supports in particular the release of more European bison in the Southern Carpathians in Romania, as well as further extension of natural grazing and wildlife populations in the Velebit Mountain in Croatia. In both cases, there is a strong link with local communities benefiting from rewilding.
Toyota Fund for Europe financial support covers a one-year period (2015–2016) and will mainly be used for mobility in support of the extensive fieldwork in both rewilding areas.
European Safari Company specialises in nature-based experiential travel in Europe. In partnership with Rewilding Europe in became operational from end 2016. It offers top quality authentic nature and wildlife experiences, in combination with Europe’s rich and authentic culture, and allows people to give back to nature just by travelling. The European Safari Company is a nature travel company where travellers contribute to rewilding and nature conservation. Rewilding Europe has developed the concept of the European Safari Company as part of its enterprise work, in close connection with its rewilding activities across Europe. After supporting its incubation, the European Safari Company will stand on its own feet as a separate business entity, also broadening its scope to the entire European nature-based tourism landscape. European Safari Company will also raise further awareness about wild nature in Europe and will benefit the comeback of wildlife through enhancing the relationship between wilder nature, wildlife and people.