European Wilderness Society searching for Wilderness in Latvia

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A team of European Wilderness Society Wilderness experts is currently in the Baltic countries and later on in Finland to visit ministries, protected areas, Wilderness advocates and local partners and discuss potential Wilderness in these countries.

In Latvia all protected areas are classified according to the following categories: strict nature reserves, nature parks, nature reserves, national parks, biosphere reserves, natural monuments, areas of protected landscapes and Wilderness can be found in categories strict nature reserves and core zones of national parks…

said Vlado Vancura, Deputy Chairman, European Wilderness Society

Specifically Vlado Vancura and Otto Dibelius visited the Kemeru National Park, the Teichu and the Krustkalnu Nature Reserves. In all these areas Wilderness was found and should comply with the European Wilderness Quality Standard.

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