Posts with tag: Western Iberia

  • Faia Brava educational camp proves a wild success (News)

    3. July 2017

    At Rewilding Europe we believe that connecting young people with wild nature can inspire them to conserve and enhance it. The success of two, three-day educational camps, held inside northern Portugal’s Faia Brava Nature Reserve last October and this April, was therefore heartening for all involved. Running from October 14 to 16 and April 21 …

  • Something old, something new (News)

    19. May 2017

    Looking to boost the benefical impact of free-roaming wild horses in the Coa Valley, Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN) starts the Zebro Project. Raising the grazing Rewilding Europe wants Europe’s native herbivores to return in significant, naturally balanced numbers to the lands where they once belonged. With domesticated livestock numbers on the decline in many …

  • 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, …