The surveying work will bring a greater understanding of the distribution and abundance of roe deer populations in the area of Iberian wolf distribution south of the Douro river in Portugal, including in the Greater Côa Valley (part of the Western Iberia rewilding area). This is the first step in increasing the availability of natural prey for Iberian wolves.
The forum, oganised as part of efforts to scale up rewilding in northern Portugal’s Greater Côa Valley, was the first step in developing a network of local, rewilding-related businesses.
Rewilding Europe’s Enterprise Forum took place yesterday, an event organized by Rewilding Europe with Rewilding Portugal, at Hotel Van Guarda, in the city of Guarda, where the promotion of sustainable businesses in the Côa Valley was discussed.
A group of five griffon vultures has been tagged with GPS transmitters in the Western Iberia rewilding area in northern Portugal. By shedding new light on the birds’ foraging behaviour, the data collected from the transmitters will support the restoration of natural food chains in the area and underpin the continued comeback of this magnificent species.
By detecting and recording the presence of wolves in the Western Iberia rewilding area, Duarte Cadete and his dog Alice are playing an important role in supporting the comeback of this iconic yet endangered species.
In May, a photo mission took place in the Western Iberia rewilding area, and renowned photographer Juan Carlos Muñoz came to the area to capture the local landscapes and biodiversity. A young nature photographer, Daniel Santos, had the opportunity to accompany this photo mission with Juan Carlos for two days. Here is Daniel’s description of this experience.
Do you hear the call of the wild? Would you like to be a leading part of a dynamic, progressive initiative dedicated to making Europe a wilder place? Rewilding Portugal is looking for a Communications Officer!
Exciting times for rewilding in Western Iberia, with a new five-year initiative combining two, complementary project funds – “LIFEWolFlux” and “Scaling Up Rewilding in Western Iberia” – starting at the beginning of this year.