European Wilderness Exchange Program

The European Wilderness Experts Exchange Program of the European Wilderness Society focuses on exchanging information among wilderness managers and wilderness advocates involved either professionally to save European wilderness.

“I did not believe, when EWS people first asked me to become the very first participant of the new Wilderness Experts Exchange Programme. The program includes a really impressive list of activities… ”  Vasil Mochan, Vice-director of Zacharovanij kraj NP, Ukraine, 14.oct 2015

During the first week of October the European Wilderness Society provided an 8 days expert training program for vice-director of Zacharovanij kraj National Park, Ukraine – Vasil Mochan. Guided by Vlado Vancura, European Wilderness Society Director Wilderness Development, Vasil Mochan received the opportunity to experience first hand how the Kalkalpen Wilderness and Hohe Tauern Wilderness are managed. He was also given the opportunity to present his experience from wilderness management in the Ukraine and particularly in the Enchanted Land NP in Zakarpatie Region!

Besides demanding field work the opportunity broadened Vasil Mochan´s already wide spectrum of wilderness management skills and techniques. Visited areas, likely the best managed wilderness in Central Europe, offered Vasil an insight into a wide scale of experience with wilderness management.

During an extensive meeting with  the director of Hohe Tauern National Park, Wolfgang Urban they discussed the specific challenges on how to manage the glacier wilderness at the top of Europe (at the north slopes of peak Grossvenediger 3, 666 meter) in Hohe Tauern Wilderness.

Besides demanding field work (not always in good weather) this opportunity broadened Vasil Mochan´s already wide spectrum of wilderness management skills and techniques. Visited areas, likely the best managed wilderness in Central Europe, offered Vasil an insight into a wide scale of experience with wilderness management.

During an extensive meeting with  the director of Hohe Tauern National Park, Wolfgang Urban they discussed the specific challenges on how to manage the glacier wilderness at the top of Europe (at the north slopes of peak Grossvenediger 3, 666 meter) in Hohe Tauern Wilderness.

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