Tag: rewilding portugal

The arrival of the Sorraias to the Greater Côa Valley

May 10, 2021  |  News

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.

Vilar Maior, the wild heart of Portugal in the Greater Côa Valley

April 16, 2021  |  News

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’s return to wolf lands

March 24, 2021  |  News

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.

World Wildlife Day

March 3, 2021  |  News

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.

Lupi EcoClubs: reinventing the environmental education of young people during the pandemic

January 12, 2021  |  News

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.

“Rewilding, a new path for nature in Portugal”: behind the scenes

December 17, 2020  |  News

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 …

Promoting the use of lead-free ammunition in the Greater Côa Valley

November 13, 2020  |  News

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.

The Iberian Wolf, a story of overcoming

June 24, 2020  |  News

A male Iberian wolf south of the Douro River was captured by camera traps with severe injuries caused by an illegal trap. The LIFE WolFlux project is working to reduce social barriers to help in the survival of this species in the region.

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