A new report released Thursday describes the success stories of some 18 mammal and 19 bird species that have made comebacks in Europe.
A new report released Thursday describes the success tales of some 18 mammal and 19 bird species that have made comebacks in Europe.
The paper, a collaborative project from the Zoological Society of London, BirdLife International, and the European Bird Census Council, provides a comprehensive overview of the status of selected European species that have resurged across the continent since about 1960. The goal, the scientists say, is to identify which conservationist strategies have worked, and why.
“Wildlife will fairly quickly bounce back if we allow it to – this report shows that,” writes Frans Schepers, managing director of Rewilding Europe, in the paper. Rewilding Europe, a Dutch conservationist group, commissioned the report in 2011.