Long-distance travelling is important to ensure healthy survival of many animals species, but becomes more difficult due to human activities.
Many wolf opponents keep raising the argument of a high rate of hybridisation as a reason to shoot wolves. However, a recent long-term study from Switzerland came to the result that the dog introgression in the Swiss wolf population is very limited.
The Sierra Morena used to be home to the most southern distribution of the Iberian wolf. The iberian wolves, a subspecies of the European wolf, can be found in northern Portugal and north-western Spain. However, an isolated pack lived in the Sierra Morena for decades. The last update of the Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe lists the Sierra Morena population as extinct.
Only 14% of alpine rivers are in a good ecological state, according to a brochure of the project “Strategic Planning for Alpine River Ecosystems”
Wilderness is a vital element of our natural and cultural heritage. It provides important economic, social and environmental benefits to societies, and performs many functions
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) published recently their alarming Living Planet Report 2018. One of the things that stood out most, was the
Forests have always been a focus in nature conservation. Over the history of nature conservation, an extensive network of protected forests have been created.
Many species face current populations declines, which is often a consequence of human behaviour e.g. hunting, habitat destruction. This leads to genetic bottlenecks. Once
Everywhere on our planet, forests are facing the same problem: climate change and human impact. We like to use wood and other plant material
A study has identified areas in Sweden that, from a human perspective, are most suitable for the wolves to repopulate. There are approximately 400
Next week, the second international Jackal Symposium takes place in Marathon Bay, Greece. International experts and scientists will come together to discuss on the
New publications describe the impact of recent illegal logging in Bialowieza Forest, Poland. Direct and indirect impact on the Natura2000 site are alarming. The
The German government and several environmental organisations are working on an ambitious goal for 2020. They aim to have Wilderness areas cover 2% of
Most people these days have come across the terms global warming, climate change, global heating. We are reshaping the earth and the way in
A newly published study in Nature confirms that our mountain peaks get greener. The acceleration with which plants occupy new territory links to the rising
The Walk on the Wild Side: Estimating the Global Magnitude of Visits to Protected Areas report from researchers in Cambridge, UK, Princeton, New Jersey,
The Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana is led by Natalie Dawson, who I met on my first day on Campus. The Wilderness Institute
A recently published study by Dr. Chris Darimont from the Geography department of the University of Victoria, Canada, and his international team, points out
Wilderness offers opportunities to research the unique attributes of nature and natural processes. Wilderness research and monitoring allows park managers to steward Wilderness and
Last week, European Wilderness Society joined an event from WWF Romania in Bucharest. The event was a so-called hackathon. That means, you bring together