On March 1st 2019 the general assembly of the United Nations agreed on a decade of ecosystem restoration for 2021-2030. This decision is a
With the wolf population steadily growing in Europe, wolves are expanding again to new territories. As wolves can easily travel large distances, the expansion
Artificially planted spruce forests in the Czech Republic fall prey to bark beetles, biomass power plants threaten French forests, the destruction of old-growth forests
There is a movement developing, where students skip school to demonstrate for a better climate. Tens of thousands continue to protest every week!
In February 2009 Wilderness advocates gathered in Prague for the Conference on Wilderness and Large Natural Habitat Areas. Their focus was to unite Europe with a common vision and strategy for Wilderness, and thus the European Wilderness Resolution was created.
From 17th to 18th December 2018 the 9th meeting of the Carpathian Convention Implementation Committee (CCIC) took place in Vienna. The Carpathian Convention is a consortium of the seven Carpatian countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Romania and Serbia) to foster the sustainable development and protection of the Carpathian region.
Greta Thunberg is a 15 year old that became a symbol for youth activism for skipping school to protest about climate change. She spoke
The situation in Romania’s virgin forests is not good, and many forests are currently victims of illegal logging. For example elsewhere on our website,
Slovensky raj translates directly to mean ‘Slovak Paradise’ in Slovakian. Part of the area is a candidate member of the European Wilderness Network because
Supporters of the Wilderness preservation in the Ukraine–initiative group Free Svydovets recently informed the Europarliment in Brussels of the importance of the unique Ukrainian Svydovets
The current global aim is to expand protected area coverage across the world to cover 17% of land and 10% of the oceans. This
IUCN have produced a new report which enables protected area management teams to assess how natural areas can benefit people. 20 international experts compared
Worrying developments concerning the Romanian governments approach to manage the protected areas have come to our attention. We want to share the message from
The European Wilderness Society recently visited the Svydovets massif in the Ukrainian Carpathians. The area is currently highly disputed because of a proposed mega-ski
Current political developments in the USA are threatening the country’s animal protection laws in multiple ways. Some of the laws under threat are very
Romania is a source of vast natural beauty. It has a variety of unique landscapes; notably some of the largest remaining pristine forest in
The European State of Water 2018 report, published this month, has concluded that only 40% of EU freshwater is of a ‘good’ or ‘high’
There are two forms of forest restoration: active forest restoration and passive forest restoration. With active forest restoration, people plant seedlings with the intention to speed up the restoration
The Walk on the Wild Side: Estimating the Global Magnitude of Visits to Protected Areas report from researchers in Cambridge, UK, Princeton, New Jersey,
Update 3.4.2018: After constructive feedback from our followers, we have added more detailed information on the proposed law. Italy has a new Forest Law.