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Huge Romanian Rewilding Project Aims to Create ‘European Yellowstone’

Vast national park may ultimately protect 500,000 acres in the Carpathian Mountains

In an ambitious new rewilding project, conservationists hope to create a ‘European Yellowstone’ amid the beech woods, spruce plantations and alpine pastures of Romania’s Făgăraș Mountains. Backed by wealthy donors, the nonprofit Foundation Conservation Carpathia (FCC) is buying land for what it…
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by: Lenny Antonelli – May 11, 2015

Ireland’s Big Rewilding Project First of its Kind in Western Europe

Wild Nephin project aims to create 27,000 acres of unique wilderness landscape

The Nephin Beg mountain range rises on Ireland's western coast and stretches 20 miles into the sparsely populated northwest of County Mayo. This is a landscape of boglands and heath-covered mountains, battered by Atlantic winds and rain. The only forests here are…
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by: Lenny Antonelli – October 16, 2013

Plans for Massive Salmon Farm in Ireland’s Galway Bay Run Into Troubled Waters

Environmentalists and local fishermen concerned that sea lice from farm will harm wild salmon and trout populations

Controversy surrounds plans for a huge offshore salmon farm near the Aran Islands — a set of three islands at the mouth of the Galway Bay, off Ireland's west coast. Photo by Ivar Husevåg Døskeland/FlickrA cliff on the largest of the Aran…
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by: Lenny Antonelli – May 1, 2013


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