Water empowers Wilderness

Water fills our wetlands, which includes lakes and rivers, swamps and marshes, wet grasslands and peatlands, oases, estuaries, deltas and tidal flats, near-shore marine areas, mangroves and coral reefs, and human-made sites such as fish ponds, rice paddies, reservoirs, and salt pans. 22 March is designated as World Water Day by the UN.

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Latest Wilderness news from Ukraine!

However way from the main cities and right at the border with Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, the Ukrainian Carpathians are among the most remote – and certainly among the most Wilderness rich – areas the country has to offer. A tiny fragment of the 1,500-kilometre range of mountains stretching in an arc from the Czech Republic to Serbia via Poland and Romania, they occupy the westernmost corner of Ukraine and host their share of the wildlife – wolves, bears, lynxes and a variety of plant species – for which the Carpathians are famous.

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