Became extinct in Finland by 1868 but in 1935 European beavers and accidentally Canadian beavers were introduced. The Canadians are more numerous and widespread but about 1500 European beavers are now present in Finland.
Poland has used its own population of beavers to successfully re introduce them to other parts of its former range in Poland.
European Lynx - Lynx lynx
A re introduction to Poland has been on going for at least 10 years. And in the Swiss Alps and Slovenia for 40 years and the range is expanding.
Moose - Alces alces
Re introduced to the Kampinos Forest, Poland in 1958. They died out in the mid 1800's. Currently there are approx. 150 animals.
European Otter - Lutra lutra
A re introduction in the Netherlands where 30 animals have been released is ongoing.
European Black Vulture - Aegypius monachus
In the Massif Central, France a successful reintroduction has been carried out with over 50 individuals. The Mallorcan population has been bolstered with birds reintroduced from captive breeding in Spain.
A reintroduction into Catalonia is just starting.
Griffon Vulture - Gyps fulvus
5 mountainous areas of France have had over 250 Griffon vultures re introduced into them current numbers exceed 500.
Other re introductions to the Central Apennines, Italy, and Northern and Southern Israel are ongoing and successful.
Lesser Kestrel - Falco naumanni
In Barcelona and Lérida, Spain more than 100 young Lesser Kestrels are bred in captivity every year and a reintroduction project has been underway since 1989.
Lesser White-fronted Goose - Anser
Re introduction has been on going in Sweden for many years with some success, the birds wintering in Holland. Another scheme in Finland with migration to winter in Germany is currently underway.
Northern Bald Ibis - Geronticus eremita
Introduced to Turkey where a small population still survives approx 60 birds. A migratory population summering in Austria and wintering in Italy is ongoing with limited success. A third introduction is in Southern Spain where a small number are present. Morocco is currently initiation some re introductions to areas that have lost ibis.
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
A re introduction to Germany, Poland, Sweden and Norway where DDT decimated the population. Good numbers are now present.
European Brown bear - Ursus arctos arctos
Bears from Slovenia have been re introduced into the Pyrenees and the Italian Alps. Another scheme in European Russia is on going with some 70 bears released. A few have been released in Austria.