The following message from the ‘Group of local Initiative – The Coalition for Biodiversity’ has come to our attention, which requires international attention and acknowledgement to prevent severe damages to important natural systems in Romania.
In central Germany, within the province of Hesse, a new natural forest will start to develop. Within the designated size of 6 400 hectares, there will be no forestry, solely natural development. Especially this is
The current network of roads across the globe has made it possible for humans to access almost every region on Earth. Of course, this has had a tremendous impact on the planet. The presence of
The European Wilderness Society wants to share with our Wilderness advocates. This organisation launched a fundraising with the goal of saving a forest of 15 hectares in Umbria. The forest is facing a major threat,
The International Ranger Federation is a non-profit organisation to support the important work of rangers in the field of nature (and culture) conservation. European Wilderness Society joins the International Ranger Federation, which currently has 90
The German National Park Hunsrück-Hochwald lets its forests develop freely. The objective is to reach a natural tree species composition and to give the forest room and time to do so on its own. The
We started off 2019 as the Year of Wilderness. All over the world, we are celebrating Wilderness anniversaries. What began 55 years ago as the first Wilderness Act in the United States, resulted 10 years
We are thrilled to announce that the European Wilderness Society will be starting soon with a transnational and multi-year Interreg project, called BEECH POWER. Under the lead of Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, together we
Have you signed already? So far, over 345,000 citizens took part in the EU wide campaign #ProtectWater! This campaign is a response to the EU Fitness Check of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). It asks the
On February 12-15th 2019, the conference ‘Forests at Risk: Białowieża and Beyond’ was held. The goal is to create a strategy to protect the Białowieża Forest. Organised by the University of Warsaw and the Society
In September 2018, European Wilderness Society visited Sirente-Velino Regional Park, and conducted a pre-audit of an area with Wilderness potential. We are now releasing a Wilderness Brief about this area – Velino Wilderness Candidate. This
We are publishing a new Wilderness Brief about Kuziy-Trybushany WILDForest, Ukraine. This is a short report with information about the Wilderness area, biodiversity and tourism opportunities in the region. What is a WILDForest? A WILDForest
We have been publishing new reports – called Wilderness Briefs – on our website every week, about areas in the European Wilderness Network. Today we are publishing Briefs about two Wilderness in Ukraine; Hoverla Wilderness
The current speed of destruction of the Fagaras primary forest is truly alarming. Researchers from from the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, in Prague conclude their several years of monitoring work with the statement that solutions are needed as fast as possible.
Today we are releasing a new Wilderness Brief about Hainich WILDForest, which is found in Germany. This woodland is composed of old-growth beech forest, a rare fragment of an ecosystem that once covered most of
On 17th of January 2019 a Court decision in Bulgaria prevented the enlargement of the ski resort in the Pirin Mountains. This way this unique area came closer to become a partner of the European
On January 29th 2019 an event in the nature protection center Erzgebirge in Germany will take a closer look on the habitats and inhabitants of the restricted zones of the former Iron Curtain.
We are publishing a new and updated Wilderness Brief about Hohe Tauern Wilderness, a gold-standard Wilderness found in Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria. Hohe Tauern Wilderness is a high alpine landscape, which is home to mountainous animal
Today we are releasing another new publication, about Rila Wilderness in Bulgaria. This Brief includes many beautiful pictures of the diverse landscapes of Rila Wilderness, which meets the Platinum Quality Wilderness Standard. It is an
William Cronon picks up this idealised fantasy of Wilderness in his essay “The Troube with Wilderness: Or, Getting back to the Wrong Nature”. He discusses how this idealisation of Wilderness poses a dilema for properly protecting it and feeling responsible for its preservation.