A spectacular comeback has started
Supporting wildlife comeback is a core element of our work. We recognize the critically important ecological role of all wildlife species, regardless of their position in the food chain. As a result of factors such as increased legal protection, reintroduction and population support measures, corridor creation and the mitigation of human-animal conflict, we have seen wildlife – particularly larger animal species – make a comeback across Europe over the last four decades.
Yet this only represents the start of what is possible, and also what is needed. With appropriate measures and an increasing tolerance of native wildlife species by man, such species will continue to increase in population size and range. We create the right conditions for such comeback to happen naturally, but also implement active measures such as reintroduction, population enhancement and species protection.