Rewilding Europe was formally established on 28 June 2011 as an independent foundation registered in the Netherlands. The four co-founders of Rewilding Europe are Frans Schepers (WWF Netherlands) Staffan Widstrand (Wild Wonders of Europe), Neil Birnie (Conservation Capital) and Wouter Helmer (ARK Nature).
As an independent organisation, we have established ourselves as a pan-European initiative, operating at the frontline of rewilding at a European scale. We work together with numerous partners, both at a European, national and local level. A Supervisory Board, starting with four members from four different countries, was established in September 2012, as part of our governance structure.