European Wilderness Society

European Wilderness Society publishes Annual Report 2015

European Wilderness Society publishes Annual Report 2015

The European Wilderness Society is the only Pan-European, Wilderness and environmental advocacy organisation whose mission is to identify, designate, manage and promote European Wilderness.

We are a diverse team of professional nature conservationists dedicated to Wilderness in Europe. The European Wilderness Society currently maintains focal points in Spain, France, Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, Lativa, Germany, Ukraine and Hungary. While the organisation’s headquarter is in Tamsweg, Austria, we also have an office in Brussels.

2015 will mark the middle of the UN Decade on Biodiversity, which aims at promoting the concept of living in harmony with nature. At the European Wilderness Society we believe in reaching such a harmony through introducing Wilderness to people in Europe and increase the public support for preserving the last great places of true nature.

Our team, after working for more than 16 years with different organisations, was inspired to start the European Wilderness Society in 2013. These past months have been a big success. We developed the European Wilderness Quality Standard and Audit System, launched various online communication tools, and organized the first European Wilderness Academy Days in Mittersill. Our most important activities and objectives are highlighted in this European Wilderness Society Annual Report 2015. However, we would like to point out three projects in particular:

  • The European Wilderness Quality Standard and Audit System will help protected areas to secure Wilderness, restore wild attributes and constantly improve management practices.
  • We will increase our cooperation with educational institutions in order to increase the knowledge about Europe’s natural habitats and wildlife with special attention to large carnivores.
  • We will be protecting Europe’s last wild rivers and watersheds.

You can download the epaper version of the European Wilderness Society Annual Report 2015 by clicking on the image or here.


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