Over a period of one year, the Greater Côa Valley and its rewilding areas have been receiving an artistic residency, which is nothing less than a journey that covers the entire Côa Valley, and in which the objective will be , at the end of the entire creative process to develop an “impressionist video-sonic poem”, by the artist duo Antony Lyons and Bárbara Carvalho, who won the competition promoted by the Endangered Landscapes Programme.
The Sorraia horses that now live in Vale Carapito and Ermo das Águias and that will soon also be introduced to other properties in the Greater Côa Valley rewilding area, have an important mission to fulfil that has been lost over the ages with the extinction of the large wild herbivores in the landscape.
As part of the LIFE ENPLC project, in which Rewilding Portugal is a partner, the first Bioblitz was carried out in one of our rewilding areas, Ribeira do Mosteiro, in Freixo-de-Espada-à-Cinta. In partnership with TAGIS and being an activity framed in the schedule specially developed for this day, the event had the participation of the Symington Family Estates team.
Migrations are one of the oldest processes in the animal world, being seasonal movements from one place to another. There are different reasons why animals migrate. For example, some species migrate to take advantage of seasonal availability of different food sources, others to escape the harsh climate for part of the year, or for breeding reasons. In the Greater Côa Valley there were, there are, and there could be again several migrations of birds, fish and mammals.
Raquel Filgueiras is Portuguese and has been a member of the Rewilding Europe team since 2019. In this interview, we get to know better her journey in the rewilding movement and her vision of rewilding in Portugal and in the Greater Côa Valley, as well as European strategies for the future.
June 5, 2021, was marked by the launch of the United Nation’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, covering the decade between 2021 and 2030, and rewilding can have an important role in it.
A few months after the discovery of a colony of Cinereous vulture in Malcata Mountains Nature Reserve, by the Rewilding Portugal team, we now bring exciting and very positive news regarding another new colony of scavenger birds found, this time of griffon vultures.
A year after the first herd of Sorraia horses arrived in the Greater Côa Valley, there is now another rewilding area with a herd, Ermo das Águias, in Vale de Madeira, in the municipality of Pinhel. The area will be open to visitors soon.
Rewiding Portugal and the Municipality of Sabugal came together to carry out the second edition of the nature photography contest “Rewilding Photo Contest”, in an edition that brings many news and new prizes. Comunidade Cultura e Arte will be the communication partner of this photographic contest and submissions are now open.
Rewilding Portugal, together with Rewilding Europe and Nature Tourism Development, developed another training for nature guides after the success of the training carried out in 2021. This time within the scope of the LIFE WolFlux project, the training, focused on wolf tourism , intended to train nature guides that already exist in the territory or intending to develop this activity, related to this emblematic and endangered species, so that responsible tourism can be carried out in relation to it in this territory.