Posts with tag: Danube Delta

  • Deep freeze: the Danube Delta presents a winter wonderland (Blog)

    7. February 2017

    This year the Danube Delta region experienced one of the harshest winters on record. Temperatures plummeted to -20°C, encasing landscapes in a thick coat of frozen water. Răzvan Crimschi, the Rewilding Officer of our Danube Delta team, lives in the Romanian village of Sfântu Gheorghe. Here he shares with us the experience of life in …

  • European Rewilding Network members hone their communication skills (News)

    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 …

  • Rewilding Europe and WWF Romania join forces in Danube Delta (News)

    13. May 2016

    This Monday, Rewilding Europe and WWF Romania agreed to join forces in the Danube Delta. The organisations signed a new agreement based on a joint vision for the delta, and agreed on key areas of cooperation. The common goal is to help develop the Danube Delta as one of the finest, best-protected and most famous …

  • New Tauros breeding site opened in the Danube Delta, Romania (News)

    22. October 2015

    On Friday 16th October, the arrival of a herd of bovines to the Danube Delta rewilding area marked the launch of the third breeding site of the Tauros Programme. After a complex logistical operation and a very long barge cruise down the Danube River, the animals arrived safely at the breeding site location, receiving a …

  • Team Leader Profiles: Alexandra Panait – Danube Delta (Blog)

    15. July 2015

    When speaking to Alexandra about the rewilding of the Danube Delta region in her home country of Romania, it soon becomes clear that, to her, this is more than just an ecological debate. It is a grand vision of a more positive, collaborative, and mutually beneficial relationship between a land and its people. Instilling a …

  • (Re) visiting the beavers’ lodge – Through the eyes of rewilding volunteers (Blog)

    12. June 2015

    Danube Delta rewilding area, a biosphere reserve and UNESCO heritage site from 1992, is presented in this blog through the eyes of volunteers monitoring the beavers from Parcheș village. Beaver monitoring is a part of the initiative here set up by Rewilding Europe, together with WWF Romania.   The light falls in a certain way. …

  • Unique trip of fascinating wildlife discovery in the Danube Delta this spring (News)

    20. February 2015

    The family business that received the first Rewilding Europe Capital loan in Romania, ‘Jenica pension’ from Danube Delta, is proud to present their first wildlife tourism offer for 2015, Five days in the Danube Delta: the spring migration.   Spring is a magical season in the Danube Delta rewilding area. During spring there are hundreds …

  • Busy as a beaver: Monitoring beavers in the Danube Delta (News)

    25. November 2014

    The local team from our Danube Delta rewilding area is currently running a beaver autumn-winter monitoring programme in the Somova-Parcheș area, in the eastern part of the Romanian Delta. Eight interns are involved in the monitoring work.   Back in June 2014, the first video footage from a camera trap confirmed that beavers are again …

  • Exhibition “Danube delta – fresh perspectives” makes local success (Blog)

    21. September 2014

    The Danube Delta rewilding area team decided to make use of the emotional power of great photography in the Danube Delta. This is what happened when we did.   Over the past two years, top wildlife photographers Magnus Lundgren and Staffan Widstrand have carried out photo missions for Rewilding Europe in the Danube Delta, from …

  • Dimache guesthouse in Danube Delta secures the first rewilding loan in Romania (News)

    25. July 2014

    Jeni and Dumitru Dimache have run their business for 14 years, offering accommodation, meals, wildlife tours by boat and fishing trips in the beautiful surroundings where they live, the vast wetland of the Danube Delta. ­   “One of my deepest and oldest desires has been to work with professional birdwatchers, to learn what their …