Wildlife Is recovering in Europe after decades of conservation

By Laura Millan Lombrana

27 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

There’s been so much terribly bad news in Europe of late. We thought you could use a small bit of positive news to start your day.

European populations of mammals like beavers and bison, and birds like the osprey and Barnacle goose, are bouncing back following decades of successful conservation initiatives.

Most of the 50 species tracked by Rewilding Europe are increasing in numbers and spreading to new areas across the continent, according to the non-profit's latest Wildlife Comeback in Europe 2022 report released on Tuesday. The findings contrast with the biodiversity crisis unfolding on a global level, as dozens of species disappear and hundreds shrink in numbers. It also offers hope.

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