By giving space to nature and natural processes, ecosystems can recover. Wageningen scientists are investigating the opportunities for the rewilding of areas in the Netherlands and Europe. This can be done, for example, by giving more space to rivers, improving connections between land and water, or returning large herbivores and predators to ecosystems. Rewilding can thus contribute to improved biodiversity and more wildlife, and offer solutions for the effects of climate change, such as reducing the risk of floods and wildfires.

Since 2020, Wageningen has the first special chair in Rewilding Ecology in Europe. The chair and the research have been made possible in part by NIOO-KNAW and Rewilding Europe.

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