Rewilding Europe celebrates 5th anniversary

Staffan Widstrand, Wild Wonders of Europe

Launched in June 2011, Rewilding Europe is celebrating its 5th anniversary. This exciting initiative seeks to 'rewild' over 1 million hectares of Europe by 2022.  Conservation Capital was a co-founder of the initiative together with ARK Nature, WWF Netherlands and Wild Wonders of Europe. Our contributions so far include establishment of Rewilding Europe Capital, the first conservation enterprise investment fund in Europe which is financing a range of innovative nature-based businesses across Europe.  Other pioneering conservation enterprises include Lagosta in Croatia's Velebit mountains, which combines wildlife tourism and sustainable hunting, and the 'Faia Brava Star Camp' - one of Europe's first safari camps in the Coa Valley in northern Portugal.