OUR REWILD PROJECTS

The projects are partly ongoing, partly concepts and partly ideas, partly in collaboration with project partners, and can be implemented and further developed with funding. Your friendly supportmembership and sponsorship are very welcome and appreciated, and enable research, education and conservation regionally, nationally and internationally.

  • CARE – Conservation Awareness Research & Education
  • WILDLIFE – Wildlife Conservation
  • FORDIVERSITY – Natural Forests for Biodiversity & Climate
  • DIVERCITY – Nature in Cities for Biodiversity & Climate
  • KIND – Kindness for Nature & Diversity
  • POISONFREE – Organic Methods for Biodiversity & Climate
  • WATERDIV – Water for Biodiversity & Climate

CARE – CONSERVATION AWARENESS RESEARCH & EDUCATION

  • International Green Schools (Nepal, Cameroon etc.) (in preparation & ongoing)
  • Conservation Awareness Camps in Schools & International Owl Festivals/Conferences (Nepal, Austria etc.) (ongoing & concepts)
  • Owl Education & Conservation in Nepal, Austria, Slovakia, Bulgaria, South Africa etc. (ongoing & concepts)
  • Wildlife Research Techniques Training for students (Nepal, Austria etc.) (ongoing & concepts)
  • Careers in Conservation Biology (concept)
  • Permanent Owl Museum & Traveling Owl Exhibition (Nepal, Austria etc.) (concept)

WILDLIFE – WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

  • Breeding site conservation – habitat trees & wooden boxes for owls, songbirgs, bats & insects (ongoing)
  • Conservation of Apollo Parnassius apollo sites and metapopulations (in preparation & ongoing)
  • Conservation & Education in Upper Humla (Nepal) (in preparation, after pilot study)
  • Vulture Conservation in Southern Africa (ongoing & concept)
  • Captive Breeding and Population Reinforcement of Southern African Bearded and White-headed Vultures (ongoing & concept)
  • Old castles as important bat shelters in the Podillya area (Western Ukraine) (in preparation)
  • Raptors in Central Asia with focus e.g. on the Egyptian Vulture (Usbekistan etc.) (concept)
  • Prioritising caves according to “Bat cave vulnerability index” in Western Nepal (in preparation & ongoing)
  • Global Owl Diversity informatics project using eBird data (concept)

FORDIVERSITY – NATURAL FORESTS FOR BIODIVERSITY & CLIMATE

  • Interdisciplinary Canopy Project in Primeval Forest (concept)
  • Research on Deadwood & Tree cavities (ongoing & concept)
  • Habitat Quality of primeval vs managed forests measured by bioacoustics quality of displaying owl males (in preparation & ongoing)
  • Carbon Sequestration & Water Retention in Forest Soil (concept)
  • Protecting ancient forests in Bulgaria – UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Ancient Beech Forests & Pirin National Park (ongoing & concept)
  • Monitoring of macrofungi & a selection of microfungi (ongoing & concept)
  • Raptor Fauna in mountaineous wilderness areas (concept)
  • Avalanche trails as ecological corridors & intrazonal landscapes in the mountains (concept)
  • From species inventories to the study of biotic interactions, ecological networks and ecosystem function – fungi as an example (concept)
  • Mycetozoan soil communities in primeval vs managed forest (concept)
  • Species diversity and niche realization in mycetophagous flat bugs (concept)
  • Unique treasures – The endemic fauna of a Wilderness Area (concept)
  • Ash (Fraxinus excelsior), ash twig-dieback & Ash fritillary (Euphydryas maturna) (concept)
  • Creation of Bridge Habitats through Tree Veteranization – Bridge Concepts for wilderness area enlargement (concept)
  • …and more…

DIVERCITY – NATURE IN CITIES FOR BIODIVERSITY & CLIMATE

  • City Forests & Natural forest management for Biodiversity & Climate (ongoing & concept)
  • Trees & Water bodies for City Climate (idea)
  • Natural Building Material (ongoing & concept)
  • Species Conservation on Buildings – e.g. Swifts & Bats (ongoing & concept)

KIND – KINDNESS FOR NATURE & DIVERSITY

  • Green Nursing Homes, Kindergartens, Schools, Children Homes, Homeless Homes, Hospitals, Animal Rehab Centers & Combinations (concept)
  • Kind (to) People – Kind (to) Nature (ongoing & concept)
  • Self-experiment: No Spend Year (ongoing & concept)
  • Conservation Awareness Camps, Handcraft markets & Flea markets for good causes (concept)

POISONFREE – ORGANIC METHODS FOR BIODIVERSITY & CLIMATE

  • Owls and Bats as rodent & insect control (ongoing & concept)
  • Sustainable Production Processes (idea)
  • Biodiversity Crisis – Insect & Bird Decline – Toxicant-free Alternatives for Agriculture etc. (idea)
  • Heavy Metals in Bones from Owl Pellets (concept)
  • Live Lightly – without Heavy Metals (in preparation & ongoing)
  • How People Are Interacting with the Environment Globally (idea)
  • Alternatives for traditional New Year’s Fireworks (idea)

WATERDIV – WATER FOR BIODIVERSITY & CLIMATE

  • On the Occurrence of Amphibian chytrid fungi and Ranavirus (concept)
  • Improving Water quality of Water bodies by Submerged Plants etc. (idea)