Rewilding Europe is a ground-breaking initiative, working to bring back wild nature to Europe in a way that benefits both nature and people. Launched in 2011, a team of conservation, enterprise and communication experts working from different European countries started pioneering a new conservation vision for Europe.
A vision where wild nature is not only recognized as an important and inherent aspect of Europe’s natural and cultural heritage, but as an essential element of a modern, prosperous and healthy European society in the 21st century.
Rewilding Europe is focused on achieving tangible and meaningful results in the different rewilding areas. By working together with like-minded local partners the organization works on enabling conditions for wilder nature and natural processes to return. This is done through measures such as reintroduction of species and population support measures, creation of corridors for wildlife and by taking measures that promote coexistence between people and wildlife.
Rewilding Europe is focused on achieving tangible and meaningful results in the different rewilding areas where we work. Working together with like-minded local partners, our main goal is to rewild 1 million hectares of land over a 10-year period. In the eight areas that are currently operational - each of which covers at least 100,000 hectares, we have developed 10-year visions and strategic action plans that guide our work on the ground.
Rewilding Europe combines new and innovative ways of conservation, using enterprise development to build a business case for wild nature. A key factor in our their success to date has been their advanced communication and marketing efforts, in which we they reach out from a local level to wider European audiences and EU policy makers.