Rewilding Europe is creating large, rewilded landscapes in Europe with local partners. These will demonstrate how Rewilding Europe’s vision can be put into practice on a far larger scale. The areas provide inspiration for hundreds of other rewilding initiatives, all across the continent.

Bogdan Boev / Rewilding Europe

One of Europe’s biodiversity hotspots

Rhodope Mountains is the most important breeding area for griffon vultures in Bulgaria. The whole region is also a stronghold for wolf and jackal.

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Juan Carlos Muñoz / Rewilding Europe

Ancient dehesa, sierra and montado landscapes

The Greater Côa Valley, a relatively unknown place in northern Portugal near to the border with Spain. It has amazing birdlife and is home to Portugal’s only private protected area – the Faia Brava Reserve.

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Staffan Widstrand / Rewilding Europe

A wilderness arc at the heart of Europe

At the southern end of the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, an initiative is underway to create one of Europe’s largest wilderness landscapes south of the Arctic Circle.

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Bruno D'Amicis / Rewilding Europe

The wild heart of Italy

The Central Apennines are characterized by a rich diversity of ecosystems and, therefore also wildlife species. Among the most important habitats are its beech woods, open hillsides and alpine grasslands.

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Erlend Haarberg

Northern Europe’s untamed land

Northern Europe’s untamed and unique land – home of the Sami, charismatic wildlife species and natural treasures.

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Staffan Widstrand / Rewilding Europe

The Wild West of the Adriatic coast

This dramatic mountain chain, right on the Adriatic coast in Croatia, is one of the wildest areas of the whole Mediterranean. A region where wild nature is really coming back.

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Frans Schepers / Rewilding Europe

Europe’s unrivalled wetland

Where the mighty Danube river meets the Black Sea, it has created a massive deltaland, Europe’s largest wetland area. It is still surprisingly wild and relatively undestroyed.

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Wild hub on a green crossroads

The Oder Delta, spreading between the border of Poland and Germany, is a unique region with a rich mosaic of terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems.

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