How does rewilding contribute to ecosystem restoration, how does it match European and national laws and policies, how to include people and how to communicate rewilding science? During this event, rewilding scientists and experts will address these questions by taking a multi-disciplinary perspective. With a mix of presentations, imagery, an on-site exhibition and the formal inauguration of Europe's first chair in Rewilding Ecology, the event will be packed with inspiration for scientists, policy-makers, practitioners and people interested in the field of rewilding.
For more information about the programme and the speakers, visit the Rewilding Europe website or read the brochure.
10:00-10:05 Opening - Liesbeth Bakker
10:05-10:30 A fascination for nature - Ruben Smit
10:30-11:00 Restoration, rewilding and the search for common ground - Eric Higgs
11:00-11:30 Coffee & Tea break
11:30-12:00 Megafauna restoration as obligation: rewilding law and policy to rehabilitate Europe's large mammals - Arie Trouwborst
12:00-12:30 Rewilding opportunities under the EU Nature Restoration Law - Sofie Ruysschaert
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-13:50 Rewilding landscapes in Europe – a people’s perspective - Frans Schepers
13:50-14:05 Short movie Zimbrul: Re-introduction of European bison in the Southern Carpathians
14:05-14:30 On the European bison's rewilding hooves: how to visualize it? - Lisa Sánchez Aguilar
14:30-15:00 The nature and necessity of human rewilding - Koen Arts
15:00-16:00 Coffee & Tea break
16:00-17:00 Inaugural lecture Rewilding Ecology Liesbeth Bakker: The ecology of rewilding landscapes