A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER, PAUL LISTER.
My fascination for the natural world was born from an early love of travel and adventure. Whilst the majority of conservation work is focused on Africa, Asia and South America, TENT works on the protection of the last remaining wild corners of Europe.
In Romania we are supporting the establishment of a National Park, since the country has the most extensive tracts of virgin and old-growth forests in Europe, with the highest concentration of large carnivores on the continent. In Spain the endangered Iberian lynx and Cantabrian brown bear have clung from the brink of extinction, and numbers are increasing due to the concerted action of NGO’s. In Italy, 60 Marsican brown bears are highly threatened, and without support will vanish forever. In Portugal, the wild is returning to abandoned farmland, creating the potential for a new rural tourism-based economy.
To ensure that Europe’s wild areas have a future, vital conservation work is yet to be done. Efforts are needed in areas that are threatened by illegal logging activity: since the fall of communism, Romania’s ancient forests have been under attack from multinational logging companies and corruption. Over the last millennia Scotland has lost 97% of its native woodland cover, leaving a sanitised landscape, brimming with deer and no large carnivores to keep numbers in balance.
Belize is the exception to our European smorgasbord. The nation's ecosystems hum with life's abundance. It's a place where
over 60 per cent of the natural landscape has been preserved.
Through TENT’s activities we support well proven conservation projects on the ground in critical wilderness areas, allowing communities and wildlife alike to thrive. Above all, we love connecting people to nature.
Join us in our mission, and support the restoration of nature.