Big Rewilding story in National Geographic

A 12-page story, shot on assignment in the Rewilding Europe areas in Spain and Portugal for NGM Netherlands, is published in the magazine’s September issue. The opening spread can be seen here. NGM Staff writer Pancras Dijk visited the rewilding areas Campanarios de Azaba and Faia Brava in Western Iberia, both included in the Rewilding Europe initiative. He tells a story about the changes in the countryside here, about land abandonment, an ageing population and half-open landscapes that are quickly turning into bushland. He also describes the opportunities: the rewilding of a huge area where wild nature can stand on its own feet and where wild nature is the new engine of the local economy. A fantastic story, with all images by Wild Wonders of Europe photographer Staffan Widstrand.