“Making Europe a Wilder Place” – Rewilding Europe

 

 

Coordinators – Frans Schepers, frans.schepers@rewildingeurope.com and Iva Tontcheva, iva.tontcheva@rewildingeurope.com

WILD10 Program Goal – An inspirational full-day rewilding seminar under the theme: “MakingEuropeaWilder Place.”  A series of presentations from the forefronts of rewilding inEurope. Presenting and analyzing some of the latest concepts, findings and visions about rewilding inEurope.

 

Rewilding Europe (RWE) Full Day Seminar Series

RWE-I: Wilder Landscapes and Ecosystems
Scheduled for: Wednesday, beginning 9:00 AM– Auditorio

RWE-IІ:  The Resurrection of Three European Icons
Scheduled for: Wednesday, beginning 11:30 AM– Auditorio

RWE-ІІІ: Rewilding in Practice
Scheduled for: Wednesday, beginning 3:00 PM– Auditorio

RWE-ІV: The Wild Business Case
Scheduled for: Wednesday, beginning 4:20 PM– Auditorio

RWE-V: The third draw in the Rewilding Europe Travel Club / Final Remarks and Closing of the Seminar
Scheduled for: Wednesday, beginning 7:00 PM– Auditorio

 

REWILDING EUROPE SEMINAR: “MAKING EUROPE A WILDER PLACE”

Objective: An inspirational full-day rewilding seminar under the theme: “Making Europea Wilder Place.” A series of presentations from the forefronts of rewilding in Europe.

Moderator—Chris Sandom, Wild Business (United Kingdom)

RWE-Opening

9:00 AM          Introduction of the Day
Frans Schepers
, Rewilding Europe (The Netherlands)

9:10 AM          Introduction by the Moderator
Chris Sandom
, Wild Business

 

RWE-I:  Wilder Landscapes and Ecosystems

9:20 AM           Rewilding European Landscape
Professor Henrique M. Pereira, Leipzig University (Germany)

9:55 AM          Rewilding Forests and Forestry
Mats Niklasson
, Nordens Ark (Sweden)

10:30 AM          Rewilding and Natura 2000 – an Excellent Match!
Alberto Zocchi, Rewilding Apennines (Italy)

Wrap up of section 1 by Chris Sandom.

11:00 AM          Coffee break (30 minutes)

 

RWE-II:  The Resurrection of Three European Icons

11:30am          ‘Born to Be Wild’, The Resurrection of Three European Icons – Bison, Aurochs and Wild Horse.
Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus University (Denmark)

12:05pm          The European Bison Rewilding Action Plan
Joep van de Vlasakker
, Flaxfield Nature Consultancy (Belgium)

12:40pm          The Aurochs and the Tauros Programme
Ronald Goderie
, Taurus Foundation (The Netherlands)

1:15pm            What do we Know about The Eurasian Wild Horse/s?
Leo Linnartz
, ARK Nature (The Netherlands)

Wrap up of section 2 by Chris Sandom

 

RWE- III:  Rewilding in Practice

3:00pm            How Could Europe Move up the Wilderness Scale?
Wouter Helmer
, Rewilding Europe (The Netherlands)

3:30pm            The European Rewilding Network
Yvonne Kemp
, ARK Nature (The Netherlands)

3:50pm            European  Hunters, Hunting and the Wildlife Comeback
Magnus Sylvén
, Rewilding Europe (Switzerland) and John Linnell, NINA (Norway)

Wrap up of session 3 by Chris Sandom

 

RWE-IV:  REWILDING EUROPE SEMINAR – The Wild Business Case

4:20 PM           What do we mean with Rewilding Enterprise?
Matthew McLuck
ie, Rewilding Europe (UK)

4:55 PM          Is there Really any Money in Wildlife Watching? – a Global and European Perspective
Staffan Widstrand
, Rewilding Europe (Sweden)

5:30 PM           Coffee break

5:50 PM           Building community conservancies
Neil Birnie
, Rewilding Europe (UK)

6:30 PM           Investment Capital as a Strong Tool for Rewilding
Neil Birnie
, Rewilding Europe (UK)

Wrap up of session 4 by Chris Sandom

 

RWE-V:  The third draw in the Rewilding Europe Travel Club

7:00 PM                       The third draw in the Rewilding Europe Travel Club
For more information, see www.rewildingeurope.com/travelclub

7:20 PM                       Final Remarks and Closing of the Seminar