The Alps are often described as the ‘Water Tower’ of Europe, because they provide around 40% of Europe’s freshwater. However, climate change affects the
Biologist Călin Dejeu, from Romania, recently approached the European Wilderness Society with the proposal to include the River Râul Alb, Romania, to the European
Today and tomorrow, our Wilderness experts are performing a Quick-Audit in the Austrian National Park Thayatal. Thayatal shares its borders with the Czech National
Thayatal National Park, Austria formally applied for the European Wilderness Society Quick-Audit. Therefore the management decided to identify the Wilderness and Wilderness restoration zones
Today European Wilderness Society had a meeting with Wilderness supporter from Romania, Calin Dejeu. They discussed further potential cooperation, particularly on protecting and certifying
The Balkans between Slovenia and Albania host some of the last wild rivers in Europe. About 80% of this region’s rivers are considered healthy
The E40 waterway would connect the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea over a length of more than 2 000 km across multiple European countries.
More than 2 years ago, we shared the alarming story about dam constructions in Europe. A follow-up study recently confirmed that developments went in
In September we shared the story of Călin Dejeu, biologist and economist. He has over 20 years of experience in environmental civil society, environmental NGO
We use rivers for many reasons, they provide us with water, food and a mode of transport. Over the last centuries, we also figured
This is a story of WILDRiver Belá: the last uncontrolled river in Slovakia. It is beginning of May. The roaring river Belá, fed by
The following has come to our attention, which we urgently want to share with our fellow wilderness-minded audience. Romania is currently destroying the last
It is the beginning of May. The strong stream, fed by melted snow, changes the emerald water of the mountain cloth to white foam.
The Tagliamento River in Northern Italy is considered one of the last morphologically intact rivers in the Alps. It stretches 178 km in length and
The Danube River is a green lifeline for biodiversity. While the Network of Danube Protected Areas preserves the most valuable sites, habitat fragmentation limits
Austria is a country which is proudly marketing its nature as a tourism highlight. It is actively working towards the 2% Wilderness target and
At the European Wilderness Days, we heard a presentation from Ulrich Eichelmann, director of River Watch. We learned that the situation in the entire
Wild River in France In France, a new voluntary-based river certification system “Rivières sauvages” has officially labelled the Valserine as first wild river. Located
Interesting animation video why we should not consider more hydro power dam along our rivers.
Wild rivers are kind of like wilderness in Europe, they are in short supply. Wild rivers are the riparian equivalent of wilderness. These are