Building the future by doing more together

ELP-WI - Scaling up Rewilding in Western Iberia
Coordinator - Pedro Filipe Amaral Prata
CESAM Responsible researcher - Carlos M. M. S. Fonseca
Programme - Endangered Landscapes Programme
Execution dates - 2019-01-01 - 2023-12-30 (60 Months)
Funding Entity - Cambridge Conservation Initiative
Funding for CESAM - 89765 €
Total Funding - 2579647 €
Proponent Institution - Associação Transumância e Natureza
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
Rewilding Europe
Zoo Logical

The functionality of Côa Valley as a wildlife corridor is hampered by habitat degradation, wildlife persecution and a lack of awareness about the importance of natural heritage and services that functional ecosystems bring to communities. Rural abandonment represents an opportunity for this area to become a rewilded landscape. The goal of this project is to develop a coherent ecosystem and strengthen the wildlife corridor of the Côa Valley, connecting Douro Internacional and Malcata Natura 2000 areas. A nature and culture-based economy will be built in order to create communal support for a wilder environment in which natural processes and wildlife shape the landscape.


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