Camping is a typical way to experience Wilderness in the United States. In Europe, on the other hand, camping in Wilderness is highly restricted and even forbidden in many protected areas. But being able to
Nature tourism in Slovakia seems to be an effective tool to support nature conservation, as well as all around the densely populated Europe, where a lot of people seek to experience intimacy with nature. Generally
It is not easy to understand the importance of protecting Wilderness if you do not have any first-hand Wilderness experience. Wildlife watching is a popular way to get such a Wilderness experience.
Please also read: Why Leave No Trace is necessary in Wilderness The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace The 2-day Trainer course took a closer look on the 7 principles of Leave No Trace. Plan
Europe is facing bigger environmental challenges than ever before. Therefore importance of addressing these challenges is also reflected in the EU Youth Strategy. In September 2018 the 6th and final EU Youth Conference in Vienna
I had a very productive meeting with Susy Alkaitis, Deputy Director, and Ben Lawhon, Education Director Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in Boulder, CO. We discussed the possibilities of a stronger focus of
We just had a great and very productive meeting with the WILD Foundation in Boulder, Co. Vance Martin, President, and his colleague Amy Lewis, Vice President of Communications and Development, shared their views on the
The increase of backcountry winter sports, meaning activities outside the official boundaries of ski resorts, brings a lot of additional stress to alpine habitats and wildlife.
With the aim of protecting and respecting Wilderness, can we afford travelling to remote areas to get the true Wilderness experience?
The European Wilderness Society developed the European Wilderness Quality Standard and Audit System, together with numerous Wilderness organisations and Wilderness Experts, to provide a common European Wilderness certification standard. This is a habitat independent, solution
This year, the European Wilderness Society starts a number of the new projects. This was possible due to intensive work and strong partnership in different European countries. One of these projects is the Youth Green
US National Park Service My meeting with Erin Drake, Communications and Outreach Specialist of the National Park Service Stewardship Division, gave me a good insight in the National Park Service’s work in communicating the values
I just had several really interesting and productive meetings in Washington D.C. with great Wilderness advocates. PEW Foundation On behalf of the European Wilderness Society, I met with Jim Mathews and Marni Salmon of the PEW
I was heartily welcomed and had very productive meetings in Washington DC with the US National Park Service, the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute and the Carhart Center. Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute and the Carhart
European Nature was and is significantly shaped by humans. Our actions alter our natural surroundings and traces of human influences can be found even in the remotest corners of the continent. Spending time in nature
International cooperation is a key feature within the European Wilderness Society. Not only within Europe, but also worldwide. Building on last year’s visit of US Wilderness Veteran Garry Oye and Van Keele in Tamsweg. Our
Although nature conservation organisations all strive for a similar goal, most of them mind their own business. However, performing training sessions and hosting seminars is definitely something where these organisations should and could work together.
The Wilderness Academy Days 2019 were held between 27-29 May in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Lungau. This event is the only Conference focusing on Europe’s last Wilderness, bringing together experts from all over the world
We have collected some of the most often posed questions we receive and hope to provide some of the answers. If you have another question, feel free to contact us. If we were not able
My trip to Vail with Terry Minger and Meredith Miller did not only show me Colorado’s beautiful, stunning landscape and the quite European looking town of Vail. But it also lead me to the Walking