Invitation for the presentation of a landmark report on Wildlife Comeback in Europe

At Zoological Society of London, Regents Park

26 September 2013

Who would have thought twenty years ago that today we would have a spectacular comeback of dozens of
often iconic wildlife species happening in Europe? With the wolf coming back to most European countries,
a sharp increase of white-tailed eagles and the elk again expanding its distribution range?


On 26 September, Zoological Society of London, BirdLife International and European Bird Census Council
will publish an overview of changes in abundance and distribution of wildlife species that have shown a
considerable comeback in Europe since 1960. This study, commissioned by Rewilding Europe, will describe the
factors causing the changes in distributions and numbers of some 45 different species. It will also present and
discuss the challenges and opportunities this wildlife comeback brings to Europe and the Europeans.
Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Member of European Parliament and Rapporteur Biodiversity, will receive the first report.

We are excited to invite you to be part of the presentation of this report at Zoological Society of London on 26 September, from 17.30—20.00 hrs.

If you like to attend this event, please register at www.rewildingeurope.com/wildlifecomeback

The Wildlife Comeback Study and Seminar have been made possible by the generous grants of the United Postcode Lotteries, Liberty Wildlife Fund and ARK Nature. Cooperating partners in the Wildlife Comeback Study and Seminar are Zoological Society of London, BirdLife International, European Bird Census Council and Rewilding Europe. This seminar on the wildlife comeback in Europe is a pre-WILD10 event.

Wildlife Comeback in Europe
26 September 2013

A seminar about the comeback of selected wildlife species in Europe
during the period 1960—2010
Organized by the Zoological Society of London,
BirdLife International,
European Bird Census Council
and Rewilding Europe
Venue: Zoological Society of London,
meeting rooms

Programme

17.30 hrs. Arrival and coffee
18.00 hrs. Welcome
Jonathan Baillie, Zoological Society of London

18.10 hrs. Making Europe a Wilder Place
Frans Schepers, Rewilding Europe

18.35 hrs. Wildlife Comeback in Europe 1960—2010
Stefanie Deinet (Zoological Society of London) and Christina Ieronymidou
(BirdLife International)

19.00 hrs. Challenges and Opportunities of Wildlife Comeback in Europe
Monika Böhm (Zoological Society of London) and Ariel Brunner (BirdLife Europe)

19.25 hrs. Wildlife watching – a New Business Case for Europe
Staffan Widstrand (Rewilding Europe)

19.50 hrs. Closing remarks
Jonathan Baillie, Zoological Society of London

20.00 hrs. Drinks

(This program is still subject to limited changes.)
If you like to attend this event, please register at www.rewildingeurope.com/wildlifecomeback

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