Cattle at Røsnæs © Schousboe 2021

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Visents or European Bison in Bornholm. Wikipedia/ThomasLendt ccbysa4.0

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White tailed eagle in The Oder Delta © Agdbeukhof/Dreamstime 167383594

Overwhelming Support for Rewilding and Release of Large Animals in the Oder Delta

03/02/2024

Germans and Poles living in the Oder Delta strongly support rewilding and the introduction of large animals – including wolves and lynx, returning its landscape to its former medieval glory.  Read more

WEB Mystical forest in the Vosges ID 135207030 _ Alsace c Tanja Voigt _ Dreamstime

The Vosges in the Early Middle Ages, ca. 400 – 750

31/01/2024

In the Early Middle Ages, the Vosges were regarded as a wilderness – by elites, poets and priests. However, the ideas about how to live in and utilise this wilderness were contested. Read more

Capercaillie. Source: Wikipedia/sighmanb

Is the Capercaille Next on the Extinction List in Europe?

29/08/2023

Since 1985 the number of European Capercailles in Middle Bavarian Alps have been reduced. This has happened despite a general hunting prohibition since 1973. New research points to the influence of climate changes, but also the impact of outdoor tourism Read more

Fjallabak Nature Reserve in Iceland.© Krystina Henkeova/Dreamstime 161110920

Wilderness in Iceland?

29/08/2023

Iceland is covered with vast stretches of wilderness. The question is, how is it best protected? Read more

Rewilding near lake Pape in Latvia. © Valeters Peins/ Dremastime.com/213469090

Rewilding is the Best Future for Europe’s Abandoned Farmland

23/08/2023

What is best when considering Europe’s abandoned farmland? Should it be returned to more extensive – traditional and even Medieval – ways of sylvo-pastoral forms of cultivation? Or should it be rewilded with large grazers? Or left to its own devices? Read more

Bieslicher Insel. © Dreamstime/Waeske 224837458

The Land of Bodi and the Nature Reserve at Bislicher Insel

15/07/2023

Bislich, where the grave of Bodi was discovered more than fifty years ago, lies in the middle of a protected river landscape well worth visiting Read more

White tailed eagle in The Oder Delta © Agdbeukhof/Dreamstime 167383594

Overwhelming Support for Rewilding and Release of Large Animals in the Oder Delta

03/02/2024

Germans and Poles living in the Oder Delta strongly support rewilding and the introduction of large animals – including wolves and lynx, returning its landscape to its former medieval glory.  Read more

WEB Mystical forest in the Vosges ID 135207030 _ Alsace c Tanja Voigt _ Dreamstime

The Vosges in the Early Middle Ages, ca. 400 – 750

31/01/2024

In the Early Middle Ages, the Vosges were regarded as a wilderness – by elites, poets and priests. However, the ideas about how to live in and utilise this wilderness were contested. Read more

Rewilding near lake Pape in Latvia. © Valeters Peins/ Dremastime.com/213469090

Rewilding is the Best Future for Europe’s Abandoned Farmland

23/08/2023

What is best when considering Europe’s abandoned farmland? Should it be returned to more extensive – traditional and even Medieval – ways of sylvo-pastoral forms of cultivation? Or should it be rewilded with large grazers? Or left to its own devices? Read more

Giber River in a summer evening. By Janus la Cour 1892. Aarhus City Hall. Source: Wikipedia

What was the landscape like in Medieval Denmark?

10/08/2023

New method overlaying old and modern maps reveals what the medieval landscape in Denmark might have looked like Read more

Hunterian psalter : Glasgow University CCBYSA

Landscapes and Environments of the Middle Ages

20/06/2023

In this new book some of the foremost ‘real’ and imaginary landscapes of the Middle Ages that could be found both in the tangible world and in the pages of manuscripts are examined. Read more

Sélune. Source: Hypotheses. Selune

The River Sélune – Restoration of an Ancient Landscape?

03/06/2023

The remains of the last of the two hydroelectric dams at the River Selune were finally dismantled in 2022, leaving the landscape to recover. But unfortunately, the restoration is hampered by multiple interests and no clear agenda.  Read more

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