On June 18th 2019 the report ‘SVYDOVETS CASE: How oligarchs are planning to destroy one of Ukraine’s most pristine natural landscapes‘ was presented in Kyiv.
With the aim of protecting and respecting Wilderness, can we afford travelling to remote areas to get the true Wilderness experience?
It is widely known that habitat fragmentation causes wildlife numbers to decrease all over the planet. Only a few small places, such as the
There are more and more cases appearing in the Central and Eastern Europe regarding human activities, destroying the last natural heritage places and contributing
The 3rd call for proposals from the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme closed recently. European Wilderness Society has submitted a project as Lead Partner, and
This week, European Wilderness Society has submitted a project idea to the 3rd call of the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme. This project aims to
The increase of backcountry winter sports, meaning activities outside the official boundaries of ski resorts, brings a lot of additional stress to alpine habitats and wildlife.
On 24th January European Wilderness Society released a detailed post about a court decision in Bulgaria, which prevented the enlargement of the ski resort
It is not easy to understand the importance of protecting Wilderness if you do not have any first-hand Wilderness experience. Wildlife watching is a popular way to get such a Wilderness experience.
On 17th of January 2019 a Court decision in Bulgaria prevented the enlargement of the ski resort in the Pirin Mountains. This way this
In the last two weeks, Aevis Foundation, Slovakia, has organised a series of five meetings about natural tourism in Slovakia. This was part of
Do untouched, unrecognised and uncovered places in nature still exist in Slovakia? And if so, how do we use their natural potential whilst still
Last summer, European Wilderness Society auditors carried out a successful Quick-Audit in Thayatal National Park for the European Wilderness Network. The National Park shares
Camping is a typical way to experience Wilderness in the United States. In Europe, on the other hand, camping in Wilderness is highly restricted
Nature tourism seems to be an effective tool to support nature conservation, particularly in densely populated Europe. Generally speaking, nature tourism allows a region
Last week the Biosphere Reserve Lungau, home of the main office of the European Wilderness Society, organised the kick-off event of their ECHT.SEIN. campaign
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
People often call the lynx, with its fluffy ears and pointy beard, the wizard of the forest. Rarely seen, he lives in wild, mountainous
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
One of the defining features of Wilderness is its distance from human civilisation, and the peace and solitude that can be experienced in the