Posts with tag: Portugal

  • Views to a thrill: Faia Brava hide soon open for business (News)

    13. March 2017

    Nature-based tourism takes off in Western Iberia thanks to financial support from Rewilding Europe Capital. Close encounters In 2016 wildlife tour operator Wildlife Portugal became the fourth recipient of a Rewilding Europe Capital (REC) loan in the Western Iberia rewilding area. The company specialises in birdwatching tours within the region, with a focus on the …

  • Wanted: volunteer communication officer in Western Iberia (News)

    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 …

  • Crossing the Western Iberia rewilding area on a 200 km trail (News)

    13. February 2015

    The Côa Valley Grand Route, a 200 km marked trail that crosses the entire Western Iberia, has been recently launched. The picturesque route connects the river from the spring to the mouth. This is the perfect opportunity for tourists and nature lovers to visit the Western Iberia rewilding area, enjoy its wildlife and discover the …

  • Casa da Cisterna – using the wild values of a rewilding area for a successful business (Blog)

    26. November 2014

    In the rural backcountry of Northeastern Portugal lies Castelo Rodrigo, a tiny village that any person will be delighted to visit and enjoy. It sits on a hilltop and offers spectacular views over the surrounding land. Land that has been dominated by man since millennia, but where wildlife is now beginning to come back.   …

  • Rewilding entrepreneurs – people making a living from wild nature (Blog)

    25. February 2014

    The enterprise component of Rewilding Europe is all about the people we are working with to create rewilding enterprises in our rewilding areas. In order for rewilding to succeed, it has to bring benefits for the people who live in those areas. If local people feel the benefits this pleases politicians – and this means …

  • Aren’t young people the leaders of tomorrow? (Blog)

    4. July 2013

    For the vision of Europe as a wilder place to succeed, with much more spaces for nature and wildlife, it is crucially important that new generations also get the opportunity to discover, feel and respect nature. Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN) in Portugal are along with Fundaciòn Naturaleza y Hombre in Spain responsible for the …

  • I saw a wolf! (Blog)

    22. November 2012

    A few days ago I saw a wolf! This may not be big news, but let me explain. I was born and raised in the interior north of Portugal, and I always had curiosity about wildlife and our natural heritage, which lead me to becoming a biologist. Since childhood I’ve been fishing, hiking, kayaking, mountain …

  • Good news for the Iberian Lynx (News)

    17. August 2012

    The Iberian Lynx conservation efforts are giving very good results this year. 60 cubs were born in five breeding facilities in Spain and Portugal this spring, and 44 are still alive. This is the highest number of gestated pups from the beginning of the ‘ex-situ’ breeding program and gives a total of 115 cubs since …

  • The Grazing Fire Brigade (Blog)

    10. August 2011

    The disappearance of grazing herds of sheep and goats transformed large areas of the Mediterranean mountain landscape into forest with dense undergrowth and scrub. These landscapes are particularly susceptible to large fires and extremely dry summers due to climate change increase the chances of this. But with the return of native herbivores such as deer, …

  • Western Iberia II – Faia Brava, Portugal (Blog)

    20. April 2011

    From the very fragmented, small-landowner landscape in northeastern Portugal, we suddenly come into a big, already quite raw and wild-looking area: the 600 hectare Faia Brava private nature reserve, in the dramatic Côa valley. This is Portugal’s first private reserve and it is owned by Associaçâo Transumância e Natureza, who is working to rewild it, …