Rewilding Portugal launches today its annual report, which presents the progress made during 2020, including conservation actions for the Iberian wolf, the production of a new documentary and the establishment of several partnerships to reinforce the rewilding movement in Portugal.
A herd of ten Sorraia horses arrived at Vale Carapito last weekend. The first step to recover the importance that these large herbivores have in the management and modelling of the landscape. This native breed counts on only about two hundred individuals worldwide.
The village of Vilar Maior, in the municipality of Sabugal, is gaining and giving new life to its historical and natural heritage. Right in the center of one of the new areas of rewilding in our country, it is a place with a lot to know, explore and visit, always with respect for nature.
The roe deer is a small deer native to Portugal and one of the main preys of the Iberian wolf. Although the species is recovering, it is necessary to strengthen the viability of its populations and allow the roe deer to play its role in ecosystems.
Matreira is one of the current members of Wild Côa Network and a great example of how to enhance a territory and its natural heritage to create sustainable, quality and environmentally friendly products
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 …