ATNatureza in tv-series Europe’s New Wild

Watch this month at TV canal NatGeo Wild, the 6 episodes of the tv-series ‘Europe’s New Wild’ about Europa’s wild nature. In the second episode you will embark on a journey to the greater Coa Valley in North East Portugal, showing river gorges, oak forests, rocky heathlands and scattered fields which constitutes a spectacular mix of landscapes. You will see spectacular images of our Faia Brava park: the garrano horses, the vultures, ‘our’ maronesa cows. You will also see what it means to restore nature and to increase bio-diversity in the Coa Valley.

the missing Lynx

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TV-serie Europe’s New Wild
The beautiful documentary Europe’s New Wild will be broadcasted worldwide by NatGeo Wild. It is produced by Rewilding Europe and Off-the-Fence productions and Bonne Pioche,  tells the inspiring story to restore nature in Europe. In six episodes the TV series show the spectacular results of breath taking landscapes of Europe. With its worldwide audience, Europe’s New Wild contributes to awareness and in this way, it supports the comeback of nature and enhance the bio-diversity. The series will be broadcasted in more than 45 languages and it will reach millions of people. (click here to find out when to watch in your country)

The six episodes are:

  1. Return of the Titans, the reintroduction of European bison in Romania.
  2. The Missing Lynx and the greater Coa Valley.
  3. Saving Europe’s Bears across Italy, Croatia and Greece; bears and people find ways to live together.
  4. Europe’s Amazon in the wetlands of the Danube Delta, with incredible numbers of fish, water birds, beavers and golden jackal.
  5. The Scavengers Return, in the Rhodope mountains a battle is ongoing to revive a broken food chain.
  6. Land of Snow and Ice; iconic wildlife in Lapland

We are proud as ATNatureza
ATNatureza is the founding organization and owner of the 1100 ha Faia Brava reserve, that plays a central role in the second episode. For 20 years ATNatureza has been restoring nature in the Coa Valley. Thanks to hundreds of volunteers, scientists, donors, NGO’s and governmental institutions we have been able to create Faia Brava, as a unique reserve. With reforestation, little ponds and large herbivores like the garrano horses and Maronesa bovines, we have created a rewilding landscape, a paradise for bio-diversity and a lovely journey for our visitors. In the coming years we aim to expand our nature reserve, so that roe deer will find an appropriate habitat and that the rabbit population will flourish. In this way we hope that predators like the Iberian wolf and the Iberian lynx will find enough space, food and peace in our park. Faia Brava harbors an extraordinary population of vultures and eagles and we aim that our big trees will be attractive for the return of the black vulture. But an ecosystem and bio-diversity is much more than the popular animal and bird eye-catchers; we see astonishing species of flora, insects and fauna coming back and we aim that the North-East Portuguese nature in all its variety will develop and flourish.  

day of the vulture

Photo: Paulo Martinho (DianaFalco) in the Faia Brava Reserve 

We wish to thank all persons and organizations that have been working with us in the last 20 years, for making this possible. Rewilding in the Coa Valley is also your success! We promise you to continue working on this mission.

The Board of ATNatureza:
Henk Smit, Anna Berliner, Kas Burger, Carlos Sanchez, Cassiano Monteiro, Tina Perpetuo.
Contact:  Vanda Bras (director) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you  think that our private organization ATN is doing a fantastic job, would you please support us to expand the park (nature needs more space), to increase the bio-diversity and to be able to pay for the maintenance costs? 
If you want to know more about our work at Reserva da Faia Brava, you can request information or schedule a visit via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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