Rewilding is a progressive approach to conservation. It’s about letting nature take care of itself, enabling natural processes to shape land and sea, repair damaged ecosystems and restore degraded landscapes. Through rewilding, wildlife’s natural rhythms create wilder, more biodiverse habitats.
Wildlife is already making a spectacular comeback across Europe including in the Iberian Peninsula, offering us an opportunity to rewild our landscapes and find more sustainable ways to coexist with nature. Dismissing the idea of fixed habitats, rewilding initiatives work to rebuild important ecological functions and trophic chains, and to establish greater ecological connectivity between natural areas.
The Greater Côa Valley connects the Malcata Mountain range and the Douro Valley in northern Portugal where our rewilding projects are reinforcing a 120,000-hectare wildlife corridor to improve natural grazing, food chain restoration and habitat connectivity.