Short blog post for International Women’s Day by Karin Eckhard

Wilderness is a haven from the pressures of our fast-paced society. It provides us with a place to seek relief from our smart phones, our to-do lists and projects at home. However, wilderness is in short supply in Europe, especially in Western Europe. We need more wilderness! There needs to be a better understanding of the importance of wilderness in Europe, why these places matter so much, that they have a value when left untouched. Wilderness is not just a resource to be development but it has many human, natural and economic benefits that are not well understood to the general public. We need to protect more of Europe’s rich biodiversity and natural heritage that is contained within these areas.

I am enamored with wilderness and all the nature that it contains in a particular landscape. I continue to be amazed by the diversity of plants and animals and how they interact in nature, how they are connected. I want to see more wilderness in all of Europe and see an increase in some of the continent’s most endangered species.

The Europe Wilderness Society is the voice for the wilderness!

Karin Eckhard is a sustainability consultant with a passion for tourism and biodiveristy conservation who lives in Madrid, Spain (twitter @KarinEckhard)

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Vlado Vancura is the Deputy Chairman and Director of wilderness of the European Wilderness Society and is based in Liptovsky Hradok, Slovakia.

3 Comments

  1. The credit curulte of our own society is a very fascinating issue, therefore I’m currently reading up on information about the history and evolution of credit and debt, and will write a post about it in the future. Therefore if any folks have any information on such matters please can you drop me a line (email or here)? Thank you very much.

  2. If you get in your work across wilderness please do not forget readers of this website. Drop a news and share your finding and interesting link with wilderness with our network. Good luck in your work!!

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