Raquel Filgueiras is Portuguese and has been a member of the Rewilding Europe team since 2019. In this interview, we get to know better her journey in the rewilding movement and her vision of rewilding in Portugal and in the Greater Côa Valley, as well as European strategies for the future.
Tag: rewilding portugal
A few months after the discovery of a colony of Cinereous vulture in Malcata Mountains Nature Reserve, by the Rewilding Portugal team, we now bring exciting and very positive news regarding another new colony of scavenger birds found, this time of griffon vultures.
A year after the first herd of Sorraia horses arrived in the Greater Côa Valley, there is now another rewilding area with a herd, Ermo das Águias, in Vale de Madeira, in the municipality of Pinhel. The area will be open to visitors soon.
Rewiding Portugal and the Municipality of Sabugal came together to carry out the second edition of the nature photography contest “Rewilding Photo Contest”, in an edition that brings many news and new prizes. Comunidade Cultura e Arte will be the communication partner of this photographic contest and submissions are now open.
Rewilding Portugal, together with Rewilding Europe and Nature Tourism Development, developed another training for nature guides after the success of the training carried out in 2021. This time within the scope of the LIFE WolFlux project, the training, focused on wolf tourism , intended to train nature guides that already exist in the territory or intending to develop this activity, related to this emblematic and endangered species, so that responsible tourism can be carried out in relation to it in this territory.
Rewilding Portugal launched, this April, another edition of its annual Wild magazine, referring to the last year of work of the organization, entitled Wild 2021, “The Year of the Sorraia”. The magazine is already on sale to the public and will go into distribution in the last two weeks of April.
Rewilding Portugal, to celebrate the second World Rewilding Day, organized an interpretive tour of two of its rewilding areas: Vale Carapito and Paul de Toirões, with the aim of making known its work and the actions it has been developing in the field, as well as to alert to the need to use this approach in the landscapes of Portugal and Europe.
On the 10th and 11th of March, Rewilding Portugal brought together the partners of its nature-based and sustainable tourism network, Wild Côa Network, in a “fun trip” that served to create more bonds between the partners, allowing them to develop partnerships and concerted tourist offers. A network that operates in the Greater Côa Valley, on the wildest side of Portugal.
The juvenile cinereous vulture, Caravela, without GPS signal for two weeks, surprised our entire team. Its impressive journey would take it over 3000 km, between its nest and Senegal. Learn more about its story and how it managed to reach its destination.
Quinta de Santa Margarida, which for many years served as a source of ore and employment in the “Raia” region between the municipalities of Sabugal and Almeida, was recently acquired by Rewilding Portugal, which now intends to transform the space into a reserve for wildlife. This article exposes Rewilding Portugal’s vision for the place, with a view to promoting the rich natural heritage of this region.