We want to make Europe a wilder place, with more space for wild nature, wildlife and natural processes.
In bringing back the variety of life, we will continue to explore new ways for people to enjoy and earn a fair living from the wild.
Rewilding helps to reconnect us with nature, and ensure our well being.
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Why is rewilding vital in Europe?
Our ecosystems need to recover
We not only need to protect nature, we also need to restore it. Many ecosystems – the basis of our natural wealth – are broken. Rewilding offers a historical opportunity to recover them. Robust and connected ecosystems make us more resilient to impacts of climate change.
We need keystone species
These vital species, including top predators and large herbivores, drive ecological processes. Wildlife is now making a comeback in Europe, but numbers are still low. Rewilding will accelerate their recovery and restore important food chains and trophic cascades.
Wilder nature as an ally
Naturally functioning ecosystems are better at providing us with clean air and water, preventing flooding, storing carbon and helping us to adapt to climate change. Rewilding links ecology with modern economies, where wilder nature acts as an ally in solving modern socio-economic issues.
Rewilding boosts local economies where alternatives are scarce. We work towards situations where nature tourism flourishes and local people earn a fair living from nature-based enterprises. This will help revitalizing both rural and urban communities.
Wild places inspire people
Experiencing the thrill of wild nature reconnects people with our living planet. This improves health and wellbeing and builds a shared sense of humanity and pride, both on the countryside and in cities.
Nature’s ways are cost-effective
We believe that nature is fully capable of taking care of itself. This means letting natural processes shape our landscapes and ecosystems, instead of people actively managing that often requires high, recurrent costs. Self-regulating landscapes are more sustainable in the long run.
Want to get involved?
Working on making Europe a wilder place, Rewilding Europe is always looking to collaborate with conservation organisations, public or private institutions, foundations, companies and private individuals.
Rewilding Europe Capital
We support the development of nature-based businesses through Rewilding Europe Capital. We welcome private individuals, companies and investors to collaborate and invest in making Europe a wilder place.