Carpathian Mountains in winter (C) Max MilliganRomanian Carpathians in summer (C) Max MilliganSunset in the Carpathian Mountains (C) Max MilliganRomanian Carpathians (C) Max Milligan

I have been fortunate enough to travel to some of the most spectacular areas of natural beauty around the world. During this time I have seen many regions threatened by development, illegal logging, exploitation and poaching, activities that have little or no regard for nature and the need for sustainability. As a result, I founded The European Nature Trust (TENT) in 2001 to help preserve and restore the last remaining areas of wilderness and degraded habitats of Europe.

TENT focuses on two very different regions of Europe that have fascinated me for over 20 years: the Carpathian Mountains of Romania and the Scottish Highlands. This website provides details of projects we have developed in both these areas.

Unfortunately, less than three per cent of global philanthropy goes to supporting nature and wildlife. However, protecting our environment is a win-win strategy. Investing in a “cleaner greener” world will benefit our health and welfare, alleviate poverty, provide jobs and boost rural economies. This vision of the world is something we at TENT work towards and, combined with a love of nature, is what drives me and the dedicated team I work with. I sincerely hope you will be inspired to support our cause.

Paul Lister
Founder of The European Nature Trust (TENT)