Tag: rewilding portugal

The nature-based economy flourishes in the Greater Côa Valley with Flor Alta

September 21, 2021  |  News

There is now a new business benefiting from the Rewilding Europe Capital (REC) funding facility, Flor Alta. This is a company based in Almendra, near Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and offers a wide range of handcrafted and natural products, an alternative to the synthetic substances found in more conventional beauty products.

Brava: the diary of a cross-border griffon vulture

September 2, 2021  |  News

Brava is one of the griffon vultures that has been monitored for the longest time under the project Scaling Up Rewilding in the Greater Côa Valley. The information that is being collected about Brava and others allows us to collect important information for the knowledge and conservation of the species, such as its eating habits, and the places it chooses as its roost.

First Enterprise Meeting took place in the Greater Côa Valley

July 30, 2021  |  News

In the week of 12th to 15th of July, took place the first meeting of the Enterprise team from the various European rewilding areas. One of the goals of this team is to develop the economic argument for nature conservation and restoration. The meeting was held in Portugal and served to build bridges and strengthen ties.

Wild 2020: Rewilding Portugal’s last year in review

July 1, 2021  |  News

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.

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.

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