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A Forest Worth Fighting For
Under the warrant of fighting a bark beetle infestation, the Minister of the Environment of Poland ordered a three-fold increase of the logging in this protected forest. Concerned citizens from Poland and Europe have flocked to an activist camp set up in the heart of the forest. While activists protected the forest on the ground, a group of environmental NGOs took it to the courts. European Court of Justice finally ruled in April 2018 that the logging operations in Białowieża forest were illegal. Soon after the harvesters left the forest and the Minister of Environment was fired.
Bison in the Oder Delta - for a possible coexistence with large herbivores
Very close to the Oder Delta, in the northwest of Poland in Western Pomerania, lives a bison population of over 300 individuals in 12 herds. Together with our partners from the West Pomeranian Nature Society @ZTP we aim to inform about the bison in Western Pomerania and their role in the landscape, and advise on how to behave when encountering these impressive animals. #bison #europeanbison #rewilding #wildernature #naturalgrazing #largeherbivores #ecosystemrestoration #ecosystemengineer #herbivore
Rewilding Portugal: The fire surveillance
Portugal has been ravaged by wildfires, like the one in Serra da Estrela, that destroyed nearly 28,000 hectares of natural areas. Rewilding Portugal has been on a mission to mitigate and prevent this issue. Each day they deploy a surveillance team to scout the area on motorbikes for fires and to help put them out. Aside from that, herds of Sorraia horses introduced by the organisation roam their land. One can clearly see there the effect of natural grazing on wildfire prevention. By eating dry vegetation and clearing the ground, the horses indirectly stop the fire from spreading. #rewilding #fire #wildfires #wildfire #portugal #sorraia #climatechange #climateaction #firesurveillance #firewatch #firefighter
Nature-based tourism in the Oder Delta
Whether you're looking for wildlife watching, active recreation or relaxing leisure, Oder Delta is waiting for you! #rewilding #rewildingtourism #naturebasedeconomies #naturebsedtourism #tourism #polandtourism #germanytourism #naturetourism #holidays #wildlifewatching #leisure #travel #germanytravel #polandtravel
Wolf Watch UK welcomes Bosch, the new wolf.
Tony Haighway, founder of Wolf Watch UK introduces Bosch, the new arrival at the sanctuary. Tony tells a story of how a visit at Yellowstone National Park in the USA sparked his passion for wolves and talks about the project of wolf reintroduction there. But there is more to rewilding than predator reintroductions and everyone can contribute their bit to restoring nature in their local area.
Wolf Watch UK Promotional Film
Wolf Watch UK is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the rescue, welfare, and conservation of displaced wolves from captive situations across Europe. Aiming to set the standard for the care of captive wolves, and provide them with a close to natural habitat as is possible. Whist providing the opportunity to study, educate, and offer factual information to our visitors, allowing them to form their own opinions regarding this magnificent animal, and hopefully expel some of the myths and misconceptions that still exists around them. https://www.wolfwatch.uk/