Rewilding

What is rewilding – why is rewilding important?

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Rewilding

What is rewilding – why is rewilding important?

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Our work

Our commitment to the Oder Delta

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Our work

Our commitment to the Oder Delta

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Projects

For more biodiversity

Projects

For more biodiversity

Projects

For thriving habitats

Projects

For thriving habitats

 

Wild Oder Delta

 

On the Baltic coast between Poland and Germany lies a very special treasure: the Oder Delta rewilding area, comprising 70,000 hectares of the centrally located Stettin Lagoon and 380,000 hectares of surrounding forest and open landscape.

 

Its strategic location at one of the ecological hubs in Europe makes the Oder Delta one of the most attractive and ecologically widely unspoiled natural areas of Central Europe. Beech forests on steep coasts, huge river deltas and lagoons, extensive river valleys, riparian forests, wetlands, dry heathlands, and widespread forests with lakes trim the waters of the lagoon like a pearl necklace. This fascinating mosaic of ecosystems is home to a wide variety of animals and plants that is now rare in Central Europe.

 


Ample space for wildlife

 

In large parts of the Oder Delta nature evolves without human intervention, allowing wildlife to return and recover on its own. Sea eagles, moose, wolves, beavers, and rare species of fish including sturgeon live here. Grey seals are returning slowly, the first lynxesare exploring the area, and just 50 km to the east, herds of European bison– the European sister species to the American bison – roam free through the plains of Western Pomerania. The Stettin Lagoon is also a popular resting place for migrating birds from the north and an important winter home for hundreds of thousands of waterbirds.

Solvin Zankl/Rewilding Europe

Experience nature first-hand

 

More and more nature lovers are discovering the region known as „The Amazon of the North”, which is still hidden between the overcrowded Baltic beaches in the north and the big cities of Stettin and Berlin in the south. A continually developing, high-quality range of nature tourism experiences – such as those offered by the European Safari Company and the Nature Guides Network – is increasingly attracting visitors and opening up new sources of income for this structurally weak region.

Our vision

Implementing our vision will make the cross-border Oder Delta region an exciting rewilding experience.

WHAT IS REWILDING?
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WILDLIFE COMEBACK
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WILDER NATURE
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NATURE-BASED ECONOMIES
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NEWS

Financing partners

This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund

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