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Red deers and fallow deers settled on Ermakov island

December 10, 2020  |  News

At the beginning of December, 4 red deers and 12 fallow deers were released on the Ermakov island in the Danube Biosphere Reserve in Ukraine as part of a rewilding partnership between Rewilding Ukraine and the island’s concessioners, Ermak Ltd. The mission of animals is to complete the composition of large fauna in the Danube Delta, diversify the natural grazing process on the island and to promote the development of ecological tourism in the region.

The Endangered Landscapes programme invites artists in 8 landscape restoration regions in Europe

December 7, 2020  |  News

Today the Endangered Landscapes Programme announces the launch of the Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies and Arts Prize. This is part of an exciting new collaboration with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative’s Arts, Science and Conservation Programme (ASCP). Artists from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Turkey, Ukraine, and Wales are invited to take part in the project.

Nature does not know boundaries or a history of an owl

November 20, 2020  |  News

In July 2020, three young owls born earlier this year at the Odessa Zoo were released in the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta into the Danube Biosphere Reserve. This was the second phase of the owl reintroduction program to the Danube Delta, lead by Rewilding Ukraine together with partners. Two birds were tagged by GPS transmitters, to track how they would move around the delta.

Behind the scenes: how to find and photograph a Dalmatian pelican

October 15, 2020  |  News

At the end of May, a field expedition organized by Rewilding Ukraine to conduct scientific counts of the Dalmatian pelican and a photo mission took place in the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta, as part of the “Pelican Way of LIFE” project. The counts were conducted by Maxim Yakovlev, an ornithologist at the Danube Biosphere Reserve, who has been photographing nature and the inhabitants of this picturesque region for more than 15 years. He was assisted by zoologist Alexander Gaidash.

Blog: What does rewilding mean for the Danube Delta?

October 7, 2020  |  News

Mykhailo Nesterenko, a biologist and leader of the rewilding team in Ukraine, explains what rewilding is, what this new approach can give to the nature and people of the Danube Delta, and what challenges and hopes the Ukrainian team faces. He also shares some of his own background and what rewilding means for him personally.

Europe’s wildlife comeback set to captivate global TV audiences

August 28, 2020  |  News

Supporting wildlife comeback is a core element of our work at Rewilding Europe. The story of how wild animals are returning across Europe, spontaneously or with human help, will soon captivate millions of television viewers around the world. The new six-part documentary series called “Europe’s New Wild” will begin a global rollout in early September.

Eagle owl reintroduction programme complements Danube Delta food chain

July 14, 2020  |  News

An ongoing eagle owl reintroduction programme has just seen three juvenile birds released in the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta. As part of scaled-up rewilding efforts in the delta, the programme should boost trophic complexity and reestablish a viable local population of the species.

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