Posts with tag: Danube Delta

  • Days of the jackal (News)

    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 …

  • The Danube Delta rewilding area expands into Ukraine (News)

    30. May 2017

    Rewilding Europe is delighted to announce that rewilding activities in the spectacular Danube Delta, Europe’s second largest wetland, will now extend into Ukraine. This follows the signing of a partnership agreement with Rewilding Ukraine, a newly established local NGO. Rewilding Europe and Rewilding Ukraine signed up to a five-year partnership in April, agreeing to work …

  • 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 …