European Wilderness Society

Smart investments – great results

As we already informed our supporters, the European Wilderness Society is continuously supporting the members of the European Wilderness Network,which in the Ukraine is our local partner National Nature Park Zacharovanyy kray.

Thus, in July, during our recent mission to Ukraine we visited this corner of untouched beautiful nature to agree with the management on future infrastructure and training investment needs of National Nature Park Zacharovanyy kray. We discussed the details and time schedule of information-promotion materials development for their partner schools, provided consultation on Wilderness signs and tourism trails marking according to the European Standards and in accordance with the Carpathian Convention Sustainable Tourism Action Plan and scheduled a new excursion as part of the European Wilderness Expert Exchange Programme.

Another important task of this mission was to inspect the completion of the renovation of the new unisex washrooms of National Nature Park Ranger station. Typically state institutions in the Ukraine concentrate their financial activities  on trainings, consultations and workshops. Major Infrastructure investments that would improve the working conditions of the excellent staff of the first certified Wilderness area in the Ukraine are typically postponed due to financial constraints.

The new washroom not only serves the staff but also the numerous park visitors coming to the National Nature Park Zacharovanyy kray. The European Wilderness Society invested more than € 1,000 into the necessary appliances. The installation work was financed by the National Nature Park Zacharovanyy kray.

The new washroom is also equipped with LED lighting to save electricity, a modern toilet and urinal with reduced water consumption.

In the next step the bilingual information boards in the hall ways is going to be updated to the latest design standards. To further reduce costs and to allow the park visitors to study the information boards, a new LED lighting system will be installed in the hall ways of the Ranger Station.

2 thoughts on “Smart investments – great results

  • Thank you, Arthur! I know that Slobozhankiy park, among other, is actively collaborates with NGOs on volunteering, sustainable tourism development, waste management. You can also share your experience on infrastructure and other activities with us!

  • Good deal! By his own experience I know how no easy it is to develop the infrastructure of my national park.

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