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#5 Greater Côa Valley - Portugal 🇵🇹
The Greater Côa Valley is a 120,000-hectare watershed where rewilding is helping create a healthy, natural corridor for some of the country's most iconic species.
The Rewilding Portugal team is working to improve co-existence between predators and rural communities whilst creating more natural ecosystems that are resilient to fire.
The Greater Côa Valley is one of ten pioneering, large-scale landscapes created by Rewilding Europe to demonstrate the benefits of wilder nature.
Join James Shooter as he discovers this awe-inspiring location, home to Iberian wolves, Egyptian vultures and dung beetles.
#4 Tour du Valat - France 🇫🇷
Tour du Valat is a private research institute that owns and manages land on the French Camargue. These Mediterranean wetlands are rich in life thanks to a patchwork of habitats created by river, tide, wind and wave.
From the iconic Greater Flamingo, to the wonderfully weird European Eel, a wealth of wildlife can be found here. But even so, these are habitats under stress, and this low-lying ecosystem is at the sharp end of a changing climate.
Can rewilding safeguard this important landscape for the future?
Tour du Valat is a member of the European Rewilding Network, a collection of groundbreaking initiatives across the continent, brought together by Rewilding Europe as part of a broader rewilding movement.
#3 Iberian Highlands - Spain 🇪🇸
Iberian Highlands is 850,000 hectares of some of Spain's best-kept wild space. It hosts as-far-as-the-eye-can-see forests, towering geological wonders and strangely flat Mediterranean steppe.
There are, however, some important levels of the trophic chain completely missing. Learn how Rewilding Spain is working to change this, whilst improving the lives of rural communities that are suffering from an ongoing trend of rural depopulation.
Iberian Highlands is the tenth large, pioneering landscape created by Rewilding Europe to demonstrate the benefits of wilder nature.
#2 Seawilding - Scotland 🏴
On the west coast of Scotland, by the shores of Loch Craignish, a community has come together to help restore their marine environment.
When deciding on how to put something back, they identified two priority marine features they could do something about.
This is a story about carbon capturing seagrass, water filtering oysters & the passionate people tirelessly working to restore both.
Seawilding is a member of the European Rewilding Network, a collection of groundbreaking initiatives across the continent, brought together by Rewilding Europe as part of a broader rewilding movement.
#1 Affric Highlands - Scotland 🏴
Whilst many visitors come to Scotland for romantic notions of wildness, the truth is, ecologically speaking, it's a massively nature-depleted nation. The Caledonian Forest, Scotland’s native pinewoods, once stretched over much of the land but has now dwindled to just a handful of sites. The remaining trees are aging, and without help, they will struggle to reproduce and disperse, leaving only isolated fragments across the landscape. So where have they gone? Why haven’t they come back? And how do you go about regrowing a forest lost from the memory of modern-day Scotland? _________________________________________________________ The efforts by Trees for Life in Glen Affric contribute to and continue the decades of work of Forestry and Land Scotland who own and manage large areas of woodland in Glen Affric and across all of the Highlands.