Today is the World Wildlife Day. Today, there is less wildlife on our planet than at any time in the history of the human race. The degradation of the natural world and the disappearance of species is being so fast that we are experiencing a phenomenon known as mass extinction, something that has only been happening for the sixth time since the existence of life on earth. This new geological era, marked by the impact of the human being, has already been baptized as the anthropocene.
Dream Overland is one of the partners of the newly created Wild Côa Network, being one of the important pillars to boost the region’s nature-based tourism and help to enhance its heritage
Last week, a new network of nature-based businesses created by Rewilding Portugal was launched. A new way to explore and discover what the Greater Côa Valley has to offer and that unites several businesses in the region in a common vision of a wilder and more sustainable future.
This school year a new environmental education program has started in northern Portugal which seeks to bring students closer to nature. The focus of the EcoClubs is on teaching about biodiversity and promoting curiosity and pride in Portugal’s natural values. This environmental education program had to reinvent itself to reach young people in the region due to the current pandemic.
The documentary, made by João Cosme and narrated by Célia Gil, premiered in late November, portrays the nature conservation work of an extended partnership, and explains what the rewilding approach can do for nature conservation in Portugal. See how the recordings and premiere went …
Team responsible for implementing and monitoring the use of livestock guarding dogs trained by Grupo Lobo
Between August and October 2020, a training session was held with Grupo Lobo to train the Rewilding Portugal team and the veterinarians collaborating with the LIFE WolFlux project. This training session allowed to the participants to gain more knowledge about the selection and integration of livestock guarding dogs in flocks and herds, and in the evaluation of these dogs’ performance.
Ammunition used in hunting is currently one of the largest sources of lead emissions for the environment in Europe. For this reason, Rewilding Portugal, in partnership with Cacicambra, is organizing training actions for the use of alternative ammunition without lead. The first took place in September.
One of the main objectives with these actions is being able to create a positive connection with national and regional media, enabling them to have specific knowledge about nature and its conservation and sharing experiences and methods.
Rewilding Portugal, representing the projects and respective partners, signed a collaboration protocol to share and disseminate information with Comunidade Cultura e Arte. It is the first national protocol.
Last week, the first two information sessions in the area of LIFE WolFlux and Scaling Up Rewilding in Greater Côa Valley projects took place. They were in Vilar Maior and Covas do Monte and the balance of both is very positive