Wildlife Comeback in Europe
The Recovery of Selected Mammal and Bird Species
A study into the comeback of species in Europe has been completed by the Zoological Society of London, BirdLife International and the European Bird Census Council (EBCC) for the Rewilding Initiative . Its main purpose was to identify the main drivers for the recovery of a selected number of wildlife species, in order to learn important conservation lessons for the future.
The results show that a wide-ranging comeback of iconic species has taken place in many regions across Europe over the past 50 years. Legal protection of species and sites emerged as one of the main reasons behind this recovery, while active reintroductions and re-stockings have also been important factors.
Whilst this suggests that nature conservation works, more commitment, resources and new kinds of conservation measures are needed in order to halt biodiversity loss and restore other declining and depleted species.
The report will be released on Thursday 26th September 2013.
More details about the launch event can be found here .
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