European Wilderness Register Database

on the 3 February 2009: The “European Parliament Resolution on Wilderness in Europe” was passed, which calls on the EU Commission to:

  • Develop a clear definition of wilderness
  • Mandate the EEA and other relevant European bodies to map the last wilderness areas in Europe.
  • Undertake a study on the values and benefits of wilderness.
  • Develop an EU wilderness strategy.
  • Develop wilderness areas and carefully manage re-wilding areas.
  • Promote the values of wilderness and launch information campaigns to raise awareness about wilderness and its significance.

Under the EUContract No: 07.0307/2011/610387/SER/B.3 a mapping of potential Wildernes sin Europe was completed by October 2013. the report identified 522 Wilderness and Wild Areas in 27 EU Countries with a potential to meet the European Wilderness Quality Standard. The surprising finding was that 284 Wilderness had the potential to meet the more stringent Gold/Platinum Standard (Wilderness) and 238 were ideally suited to meet the Bronze/Silver Standard (Wild area).

This listed is now for the first time online, since we believe it urgently needs to be updated and modified. The European Wilderness Society is contributing to this list continuously and would appreciate if other wilderness oriented NGOs and GOs could do the same. For this we added a feedback form in which you can provide us feedback concerning the Wilderness in the database.


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Total Records Found: 515, showing 30 per page
Area IDSite nameCountryWilderness CatIUCN CatArea size (ha)Wilderness size (ha)EWQANatura 2000
Naatsukka-Aavan soidensuojelualue FI A/B VI 8639 0 FALSE
(YstŠvyyden puisto) FI A/B VI 5126 0 FALSE
Tuntsan erŠmaa FI A/B VI 21245 0 FALSE
Tsarmitunturin erŠmaa FI A/B VI 15296 0 FALSE
Puljun erŠmaa FI A/B VI 61364 0 TRUE FALSE
LŠtŠsenon-Hietajoen soidensuojelualue FI A/B VI 43518 0 FALSE
Kemihaaran erŠmaa FI A/B VI 30210 0 TRUE FALSE
Tarvantovaaran erŠmaa FI A/B VI 67068 0 TRUE FALSE
Paistunturin erŠmaa FI A/B VI 157118 0 TRUE FALSE
Muotkatunturin erŠmaa FI A/B VI 156109 0 TRUE FALSE
PšyrisjŠrven erŠmaa FI A/B VI 127520 0 FALSE
VŠtsŠrin erŠmaa FI A/B VI 157406 0 FALSE
Seitsemisen kansallispuisto FI B II 4556 0 FALSE
Nuuksion kansallispuisto FI B II 4472 0 FALSE
Hiidenportin kansallispuisto FI A/B II 4458 0 FALSE
TiilikkajŠrven kansallispuisto FI A/B II 3450 0 FALSE
Kurjenrahkan kansallispuisto FI A/B II 3094 0 TRUE FALSE
LeivonmŠen kansallispuisto FI B II 3036 0 FALSE
Hammastunturin erŠmaa FI A/B VI 182230 0 TRUE FALSE
KŠsivarren erŠmaa FI A/B VI 220174 0 FALSE
Kaldoaivin erŠmaa FI A/B VI 294559 0 TRUE
PuurijŠrven ja Isonsuon kansallispuisto FI B II 2704 0 FALSE
Kolin kansallispuisto FI B II 2929 0 FALSE
Torronsuon kansallispuisto FI B II 2993 0 FALSE
Baskomutanlik Tarihi Milli Parki TR B II 35500 0 FALSE
Beysehir Golu TR B II 88750 0 FALSE
Karagol-Sahara TR B II 3766 0 FALSE
Honaz Dagi TR B II 9219 0 FALSE
Aladaglar TR B II 54424 0 FALSE
Marmaris TR B II 33350 0 FALSE


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