Posts with tag: Western Iberia

  • Rabbit research in Western Iberia (Blog)

    6. April 2017

    Tom Verhoeve, an intern for Associaçâo Transumância e Natureza, shares his experience in Rewilding Europe’s Western Iberia rewilding area. With the sun starting to show its face again after a long hard winter, memories flood back of the amazing times that I’ve spent recently in Portugal. This beautiful country, boasting some of the friendliest people …

  • 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 …

  • Sneaky red fox on a photo-expedition in Western Iberia (Blog)

    22. December 2016

    In 2014, the wildlife monitoring team in the Western Iberia rewilding area placed a wildlife camera in the Faia Brava nature reserve, next to a carcass of a Maronesa cow that died naturally. The intention was to monitor the use of the carcass by scavengers and other animals. One day, the camera mysteriously disappeared from …

  • Volunteers bring new life to a local property in Western Iberia (Blog)

    11. November 2016

    This October, a group of volunteers from the Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN), partner of Rewilding Europe in Western Iberia, participated in a work camp where they recovered a ruined house in Ribeira do Mosteiro nature reserve. The restoration of the property will continue and once finished, ATN will use the house for their various …

  • Rewilding Europe and Canon – behind the scenes of our promotional film (Blog)

    19. October 2016

    A journey with the CANON EOS-1D X Mark II In September, Rewilding Europe released its first promotional film about creating a wilder Europe.  Canon France sponsored this film produced by Emmanuel Rondeau, a French cinematographer and film producer from White Fox Pictures. Emmanuel used the new CANON EOS-1D X Mark II camera to show its …

  • Rewilding Europe Capital supports wildlife watching enterprise in Western Iberia (News)

    27. July 2016

    Wildlife Portugal, a wildlife tour operator, has become the fourth recipient of a Rewilding Europe Capital (REC) loan in the Western Iberia rewilding area. Wildlife Portugal is specialised in bird tours within the region and specifically in Faia Brava nature reserve. This enterprise focusses on wildlife watching, nature conservation and education. In collaboration with Associação …

  • Faia Brava in Western Iberia as a showcase of rewilding (Blog)

    25. July 2016

    Portugal, or at least the region in which we stayed, was far richer in wildlife than most if not all of Denmark. The diversity and sheer number of bird species we witnessed far outcompeted anything I’ve seen even in the largest nature reserves in my country. Even so, when we entered the Faia Brava reserve, …

  • Star Camp – Europe’s first real safari accommodation opens for guests (News)

    14. July 2016

    Star Camp – a unique safari-style camp overlooking Portugal’s Côa Valley, opened up in June to welcome and host its very first guests. This nature traveler’s dream was an idea conceived by Rewilding Europe back in 2013. Through collaboration with the Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN), our main partner in Western Iberia and sole owner of …

  • Wildlife cameras – the invisible eyes on Western Iberia (Blog)

    26. February 2016

    The dramatic landscape of Western Iberia in Portugal where the Côa river is carving its deep path through the mountains is home to a vast variety of wildlife.  Animal species of all sizes, shapes and colors inhabit land, skies and waters of the Côa Valley, however a great number of them are hard to spot. …