European Wilderness Registry and Indicators

The Guidelines on management of Wilderness and wild areas in Natura 2000 described the benefits of Wilderness management within the framework of the EU Biodiversity strategy, analysed the pressures affecting Wilderness areas and provided guidelines on their management and protection, largely based on best practice examples of Wilderness and wild areas throughout Europe. This is a first overview of remaining areas of Wilderness and wildlands at the European continental scale.

This document was prepared among others with the support of the personnel of the European Wilderness Society.