“Wolves in Europe”: Rewilding Portugal’s statement about the last European Commission press release

September 20, 2023  |  News

On 4 September, the European Commission issued an official press release urging local and national authorities to take action in cases where the concentration of wolf packs has become a danger to livestock and people. In response to the Commission’s press release on “Wolves in Europe”, Rewilding Portugal sent back an official answer to communicate our concerns about opening the door to update the legal framework on the status of protection of the wolf to add further flexibility, with a press release lagued with factual distortion and demagogy, an irresponsibility that could put at risk the wolf, as well as the efforts and investment carried out in the past decades to recover the species and to move forward on a path of coexistence.

Pioneering art festival builds engagement in the Greater Côa Valley

August 9, 2023  |  News

Organised and managed by the Rewilding Portugal team, the “CÔA – Corridor of Arts” Festival united art, nature and culture in the Greater Côa Valley this July. Attracting thousands of visitors, the event helped the team establish and deepen connections with a wide range of stakeholders and promote the benefits of rewilding to a huge audience.

The benefits of the beaver

January 16, 2023  |  News

The ability of the Eurasian beaver to create new habitats for a host of wildlife species, and to deliver a range of benefits for people, is amazing. Once on the verge of extinction, the beaver’s expansion across Europe over the last 60 years is a cause for celebration. But what exactly are the animal’s positive impacts?

12 Portuguese NGOs ask for government support for a Nature Restoration Law

December 15, 2022  |  News

Twelve Portuguese Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations sent an open letter to the Minister for the Environment and Climate Action, Duarte Cordeiro, asking him to express his support for the European Commission’s proposal for a Nature Restoration Law and his commitment to an expedited process at the next Environment Council, which will take place on December 20th.

Second Communication Meeting took place in the Greater Côa Valley

November 25, 2022  |  News

At the beginning of November, the second meeting of the Communication team of the various European rewilding areas, for which Rewilding Europe is responsible, took place. One of the goals of this team is to spread this conservation approach, thereby generating pride and public support for the amplification of rewilding efforts across Europe. After a first meeting in the Netherlands, even before the pandemic, the second meeting was held in Portugal, organized by Rewilding Portugal, and served to create bridges, strengthen ties and work on joint strategies for the future.

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