Posts with tag: European Rewilding Network

  • Rewilding in the Ionian: the case of Kalamos and Kastos (Blog)

    13. February 2018

    Ted Karfakis, field biologist and head of NGO and European Rewilding Network member Terra Sylvestris, explains the theory and practice behind a Greek rewilding initiative. Situated off the west coast of mainland Greece, on the eastern edge of the Ionian Sea, are the small islands of Kalamos and Kastos. It is here that a rewilding …

  • Sonian Forest to see fragmented habitat connected by new Ecoduct (News)

    12. February 2018

    The innovative rewilding efforts of the LIFE+OZON project, a member of the European Rewilding Network, are already benefitting biodiversity in the Sonian Forest, located just outside Brussels. These efforts will culminate in the opening of a green bridge this summer.  Located on the edge of Brussels, the 4400-hectare Sonian Forest (Foret de Soignes) is an …

  • Pioneering study sheds new light on bison ecology and grazing communities (News)

    19. January 2018

    The results of the four-year study, which focused on the feeding behaviour of reintroduced European bison, Konik horses and Highland cattle in and around the Kraansvlak reserve in the Netherlands, have important implications for rewilding initiatives across Europe.  A study in grazing One of Rewilding Europe’s key objectives is the restoration of trophic cascades. These …

  • What a year it has been! (Blog)

    3. January 2018

    As we move into 2018 I am looking forward to the prospect of longer days and new life bursting forth. This time in the calendar has always been a turning point, as we say goodbye to the previous twelve months and consider the future. Now is a good time to reflect on both our achievements …

  • European Rewilding Network webinar covers Circle of Life (News)

    28. December 2017

    This year’s final European Rewilding Network webinar, held in December, saw members from eight European countries come together online to discuss and learn the importance of leaving carrion in nature.  Rewilding Europe regularly organises webinars for members of the European Rewilding Network (ERN) to discuss rewilding related topics and share insight and experience. The network currently boasts …

  • Polish and Romanian LIFE bison project members meet in the Southern Carpathians (Blog)

    22. December 2017

    Teams exchange insight and experience, while Polish history of bison reintroduction bodes well for the Romanian rewilding programme. After members of the Polish LIFE Bison project reached out to their Romanian counterparts, the end of November saw a meeting of the two teams take place in the Southern Carpathians. I have had the pleasure of …

  • Investigation of Linnunsuo rewilding site in Finland generates encouraging results (News)

    21. December 2017

    A six-month study by two University of Lille students reveals the huge transformative potential of the site bought with a loan from Rewilding Europe Capital.  In April this year a loan from Rewilding Europe Capital, Rewilding Europe’s pioneering enterprise funding facility, enabled the Snowchange Cooperative (a Finnish nonprofit organisation) to purchase the 110-hectare, internationally recognised …

  • The Circle of Life project: supporting Europe’s scavengers (Blog)

    19. December 2017

    ARK Nature’s Circle of Life project, which aims to increase the availability of carrion in nature, began life as a groundbreaking way of helping endangered scavengers in the Netherlands. Rewilding Europe, which has already adopted the Circle of Life approach in its rewilding areas (by enabling wildlife comeback and reintroducing herbivores), is now working to …

  • Rewilding Europe and ARK Nature hold nature education course in Romania (Blog)

    18. December 2017

    With sixteen participants from nine countries, the four-day course gave all involved valuable new insight into many aspects of nature education. This will enable more effective communication on rewilding and wild nature right across Europe.      This October Rewilding Europe and ARK Nature organised a four-day international course on nature education in the small village …

  • European Rewilding Network welcomes projects from the UK, Lithuania & Denmark (News)

    13. December 2017

    Rewilding Europe is delighted to welcome four new members – one from Denmark, one from Lithuania, and two from the United Kingdom – to the European Rewilding Network (ERN). Displaying impressive growth since its launch at WILD10 in Salamanca in October 2013, the network now comprises 61 members from 26 European countries (including Rewilding Europe’s …