With this first project an ambitious new initiative to protect biodiversity and support climate adaptation in
A key element of the project is to build a 'business case for the wild'. The rewilding areas, which could be supported by the agreement signed today, comprise 38 different sites in the Natura 2000 network. These rewilding areas are: Western Iberia (
As well as supporting the creation and consolidation of nature-based businesses, new nature-related business models will be supported in sectors like forestry, water management, sustainable fisheries and tourism. Today's agreement is expected to create 250 jobs.
For more information see MEMO: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-17-915_en.htm