Note from our founder
My fascination for the natural world was born from an early love of travel, exploration and a career sourcing furniture from around the globe. Yet in a world where a burgeoning human population seems to dominate almost every corner, even the most wild and hidden, it’s becoming ever more relevant to preserve the pockets of wilderness that still remain.
Whilst much focus is rightly given to the wildlife and landscape degradation of Africa, Asia and the Americas, the focus of the European Nature Trust – TENT – are the amazing wild places on our doorstep.
Romania, for example, is home to the largest tract of original and virgin forests in Europe, but since the fall of communism these have been increasingly threatened by greed and corruption. On the other side of the continent, the landscape of the Scottish Highlands has been under attack from man for thousands of years and just 1% of the original forest remains today.
So, the goals of TENT are simple: through our activities – travel, film and events – we support proven conservation projects on-the-ground in key wilderness areas over the long-term, and above all, connect people to nature.
We invite you to get in touch, to learn more, and to become involved.