European Wilderness Society: Our Passion is Wilderness

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The shortage of Marine Wilderness in Europe

The number of Marine Protected Areas significantly increased in the last years. The experience shows that very general and globally applicable IUCN guidelines on Wilderness provide a wide flexibility on…


Europe’s Blue Heart will stop beating soon

More than 2 years ago, we shared the alarming story about dam constructions in Europe. A follow-up study recently confirmed that developments went in the wrong direction, from nature’s perspective…


Experience Wilderness in Russia

The European Wilderness Society aims to identify, designate and steward, but also promote European Wilderness, WILDForests, WILDRivers, WILDCoasts and WILDIslands. Promotion…


Forest day for society

Sunny September Saturday in Uzhhorod park was crowded because of the celebration of the Forest Day. Recently, due to the…

Research and Science

The symbiosis of Wilderness and Research

Wilderness offers opportunities to research the unique attributes of nature and natural processes. Wilderness research and monitoring allows park managers…


Estonian forests are at stake

Despite its relatively small size, Estonia displays a great variety of forest types. Forests cover about 50% of the Estonian territory,…