Posts with tag: rewilding

  • Bulgarian exhibition presents the avian wonders of the Rhodopes (News)

    9. October 2017

    This October an exhibition titled “Lords of the Rhodopean Skies” is taking place at the Regional History Museum of the town of Kardzhali in southern Bulgaria. The aim of the exhibition is to reconnect people with nature by presenting the wild beauty and diversity of the Rhodope Mountains rewilding area. The exhibition was officially opened …

  • Guslice & Melnice taste more success (Blog)

    5. October 2017

    Supported by Rewilding Europe, the Velebit-based beekeeping company’s moreish products prove a burgeoning hit with Croatian consumers. A higher profile At Rewilding Europe we always take great pleasure in seeing the enterprises that we support succeed. One such company is the Croatian small business Guslice & Melnice. Back in 2009, Sanjin Žarković and his wife …

  • ERN Forum set to bring added benefits to members (News)

    29. September 2017

    New forum to foster greater exchange between members of the burgeoning network.   Since it was launched in October 2013, the European Rewilding Network (ERN) has gone from strength to strength, benefitting a growing number of rewilding-focused organisations right across Europe. It currently contains 53 members (including Rewilding Europe’s eight operational areas), who together represent …

  • Rewilding can reinforce Europe’s ecological restoration (News)

    28. September 2017

    A successful workshop in Leipzig lays the groundwork for promoting and using rewilding principles to strengthen the European Union’s ecological restoration agenda.  Running from 25 to 27 September, a workshop at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in the German city of Leipzig saw more than 25 experts come together to discuss various …

  • The compromises of rewilding (Blog)

    27. September 2017

    Master’s student Julia Rouet-Leduc travelled to the Lapland rewilding area in April to conduct research for her thesis. She drew some interesting conclusions.     Julia Rouet-Leduc is studying for a Master’s degree in sustainable development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. In April this year she travelled to the Lapland rewilding area …

  • Learning from the Lebus bison incident (News)

    23. September 2017

    The recent shooting of a wild European bison in eastern Germany highlights the urgent need to plan more carefully for wildlife comeback across our continent.  On September 14 a wild European bison was shot near the town of Lebus in eastern Germany. The previous day the bull had crossed the Oder River from Poland, having …

  • Testing times (Blog)

    18. September 2017

    Based in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria, intern Philip Marinov has relished his experience evaluating Rewilding Europe’s rewilding scale. This spring, like most second-year Master’s students at Wageningen University (in the Netherlands), I found myself seeking an internship. I wanted a chance to experience first-hand the issues that conservationists meet every day in the field, …

  • On the bison beat (Blog)

    13. September 2017

    In the Southern Carpathians, Rewilding Europe’s bison rangers are playing a key role in the success of our reintroduction project.   With wild bison hunted to extinction in Romania around 200 years ago, Rewilding Europe and WWF Romania began reintroducing bison into the country’s Southern Carpathian mountains in 2014. This became a European Union-supported LIFE-Bison …

  • Rewilding Velebit team complete research on Ramino Korito (Blog)

    9. September 2017

    Together with local partners, the team are working to have the unique old-growth forest declared a special reserve under Croatian law.   Two unique forests in the Rewilding Velebit area in Croatia were recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Benefiting from additional protection, they comprise 1300 hectares of beech forest in the Northern …

  • Children celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day in the Rhodopes (News)

    8. September 2017

    The first weekend in September saw a crowd of more than 40 people gather in the town of Madzharovo, in Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains, to mark International Vulture Awareness Day Taking place across the world on this weekend every year, the day is designed to publicise and promote the conservation of vultures to a global audience, …