Rewilding Europe


Rewilding Europe is an international initiative with the aim to make Europe a wilder place, with much more space for wildlife, wilderness and natural processes. Bringing back the variety of life for us all to enjoy and exploring new ways for people to earn a fair living from the wild”

How does Rewilding Europe want to achieve this? Rewilding Europe brings a new conservation vision for Europe, with wild nature [1] and natural processes as its key elements, where rewilding is applicable to any type of landscape or level of protection. Treating nature as something that is fully capable of taking care of itself, if given the opportunity to do so. This concept could become the main management principle for many natural areas in the future.

[2], creating ten magnificent wildlife and wilderness areas of international quality, that become the base for a new competitive, sustainable rural economy in these areas. Serving as inspirational examples for what can also be achieved elsewhere. Rewilding Europe recognizes natural grazing as one of the key ecological factors for naturally open and half-open landscapes, upon which a large part of Europe’s biodiversity is dependent.

The Taurus Foundation cooperates with Rewinding Europe in the Tauros Programme since 2011. The results of this cooperation are that herds of Tauros have been founded in Faia Brava Portugal and Velebit Croatia. In October 2014 a new herd has been brought to the Danube Delta. For further information: see