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.
A recently published IUCN report states that about 18% of the assessed European saproxylic beetles are at risk of extinction. This can be led
A paradox is a statement that seems logically incorrect or self-contradictory. This is also the situation in the case of the so-called Wilderness paradox.
Recent research from the European Wilderness Society indicates that Wilderness is threatened at a global level. The research focused on the Wilderness in Europe,
In May last year, the Estonian government published a plan for a giant pulp mill to be located in Viljandi and Tartu counties. The
The logging pressure is increasing in Europe. The European Wilderness Society is receiving alarming messages from various corners of Europe. For example, this message from Slovakia:
The European Wilderness Society met with the Romanian National Agency of Natural Protected Areas in Bucharest last December. The National Agency aims to improve
The Polish government ordered a threefold increase of logging operations in Bialowieza Forest in 2016. The government allowed harvesters to cut down 188.000 cubic
A group of architecture students from the Estonian Academy of Artsunder the guidance of the interior architect Hannes Praks built giant wooden megaphones to permit hikers to listen to the sounds of nature but they will also double as a sitting and resting area, and can be used as a stage for small events.
Ecological connectivity, an abstract term with huge impact on nature. We know that connectivity is crucial for healthy ecosystems. If we would only have small
The Komovi Mountains are part of Montenegro’s large mountainous labyrinth, including several less-known mountains massifs that surround the well-known Prokletije Mountains. It is a
Despite its relatively small size, Estonia displays a great variety of forest types. Forests cover about 50% of the Estonian territory, which is around 2
Pirin National Park in Bulgaria is one of the most important protected area and Wilderness in Europe. But in reality, this area is permanently
Ambitious 2018 Plan We will release in January our biennial report, the new issue of the European Wilderness Journal, a new European Wilderness Journal Special
The Romanian National Catalogue of Virgin and Quasi-virgin Forests should be a tool to identify, register and protect valuable forests in Romania. The intention
During a multi-day visit in Romania, our project developer Nick Huisman had a meeting with the newly established ANANP. The ANANP is Romania’s National
While the EU is focusing its attention on the deforestation of the iconic Bialowieza forest in Poland, the devastation of the primeval forests in
A concerning story has come to our attention, which we would like to share. Matthias Schickhofer, photographer, book author and EuroNatur-partner, is actively involved in
We must keep at least 5% of Slovakia without human intervention. This is one of the 10 statements, explaining why the new initiative We
After months of protesting against the illegal logging in the protected Białowieża old-growth forest, the European Court of Justice now threatens Poland with a