Posts with tag: rewilding

  • Team Leader Profiles – Stoycho Stoychev, Rewilding Rhodopes (Blog)

    21. February 2017

    Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the Rhodope Mountains are a unique ecosystem with a rich biological heritage. For more than 20 years, Stoycho Stoychev has been working to preserve this place that he calls home; the Bulgarian has long been considered a champion for the conservation of local wildlife. As conservation director …

  • More red and fallow deer released in the Rhodopes (News)

    19. February 2017

    In early February further progress was made in the rewilding of the Rhodopes area in Bulgaria. The Rewilding Rhodopes team released nine red deer in the nature reserve of Studen Kladenets, and a group of fallow deer near Tintiava, in the Eastern Rhodopes. Introducing small groups of animals over successive years is proving a good …

  • Days Out in the Delta (Blog)

    17. February 2017

    Field trips in the Oder Delta reveal the potential for restoring fish migration.   In brilliant mid-November sunshine, Suleika Suntken and myself, Katrin Schikorr, arrive in the small Polish city of Stepnica, on the edge of the Oder Delta. All members of the German Rewilding Oder Delta project team from the Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), we …

  • Focus on Wildlife (News)

    16. February 2017

    ReWild4Wildlife – Rewilding Europe’s Instagram Photo Contest – needs your finest photos! Do one thing today to help protect our wildlife – join Rewilding Europe’s first ever photo contest. Whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a pro, or are just a smartphone owner that’s into the beauty of nature, we need you. Through …

  • A Spatial Approach (Blog)

    14. February 2017

    Jelle Harms, an expert mapper and spatial analyst currently working with the LIFE Vultures project, tells us about his valuable work.   From mapping national parks for Google in West Africa to vegetation change studies in Zambia with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, my passion for ecological mapping and spatial analysis has taken me all …

  • Satellite transmitters to help fallow and red deer reintroduction in Rhodopes (News)

    10. February 2017

    Aiding restoration efforts in the Rhodope rewilding area, satellite transmitters are now being used to provide valuable scientific information about the ecology and biology of fallow deer.    At the beginning of 2017, five fallow deer were equipped with satellite transmitters by veterinarians and experts from the Rhodopes rewilding team. These are all now working …

  • Rewilding Europe is a lucky lottery winner (News)

    8. February 2017

    At the Annual Charity Gala of the Dutch Postcode Lottery, held at Amsterdam’s Carré Theatre on February 6, Rewilding Europe received 500,000 euros in support of its rewilding work across Europe. Rewilding Europe first became a beneficiary of the Dutch Postcode Lottery in February 2013, with our initiative now receiving an annual donation of 500,000 euros. …

  • Adessium Foundation to continue supporting Rewilding Europe (News)

    1. February 2017

    We are thrilled to announce that Adessium Foundation will continue to support Rewilding Europe for another three year period. This support will not only focus on our rewilding activities in the Velebit Mountains (Croatia) and the Central Apennines (Italy), but also on the identification of new areas for rewilding. Adessium Foundation has been instrumental in …

  • Rewilding: the next generation (Blog)

    25. January 2017

    Twelve-year-old Zach Haynes, BBC Wildlife magazine’s inspirational junior blogger of the year, describes himself as a “small dude with a big love of nature”. Zach regularly writes about nature and his daily discoveries in his blog Year of  Nature. In this blog for Rewilding Europe, he talks to us about his love of wildlife, and reminds …

  • Milestone moment for the European Rewilding Network (News)

    23. January 2017

    The rapidly growing and increasingly influential European Rewilding Network (ERN) has just welcomed its 50th member. These are now distributed across 25 countries.   Rewilding Europe was delighted to welcome the ERN’s 50th member in January.  The Carnivores.cz initiative is a conservation programme of Friends of the Earth Czech Republic, supporting the natural recovery of …