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Rila Wilderness – New Publication!

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Rila Wilderness – New Publication!

Today we are releasing another new publication, about Rila Wilderness in Bulgaria. Please also read: Another new publication – Peneda-Geres in Portugal! This Brief includes many beautiful pictures of the diverse landscapes of Rila Wilderness, which meets the Platinum Quality Wilderness Standard. It is an important area to biodiversity and nature conservation, as it provides a home to many rare and endangered species such as the bear. Bulgaria has two Wilderness areas, Rila mentioned here, and also Central Balkan Wilderness, an additional...

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Is Wilderness our home?

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Is Wilderness our home?

We often define Wilderness as our idealised true home, where we can leave our troubles and responsibilities of the modern world behind. A place free of humans and their influences, where we only go to rediscover our true self. William Cronon picked up this idealised fantasy of Wilderness in his essay “The Troube with Wilderness: Or, Getting back to the Wrong Nature”. He discussed how this idealisation of Wilderness poses a dilemma for properly protecting it and feeling responsible for its preservation. Wilderness is, as Roderick Nash put it,...

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Čepkeliai Wilderness – New publication!

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Čepkeliai Wilderness – New publication!

Today we are publishing a new European Wilderness Network Brief on Čepkeliai Wilderness. Čepkeliai Wilderness is the largest Wilderness in Lithuania, and is composed of forests, meadows, bogs and sand dunes to create a myriad of habitats for wildlife. This brief includes information on the Wilderness, biodiversity and tourism experience of Čepkeliai. The European Wilderness Society works in close cooperation with Dzukia-Čepkeliai National Park to support stewardship of the Wilderness. Please also read: Teiču Wilderness – New Publication! You...

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Chornyy Dil Wilderness – New Publication!

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Chornyy Dil Wilderness – New Publication!

We have produced a new Wilderness Brief on Chornyy Dil Wilderness, which is located in Synevyr National Nature Park, Ukraine. Chornyy Dil Wilderness preserves large areas of unique primeval old-growth broadleaf and conifer forest, wild streams and the natural state of the Carpathian mountain landscapes. It is home to many rare and endangered species, including all Carpathian carnivore species. Please also read: WILDRivers in Ukraine You can read and download the Brief below: Stay up to date on the Wilderness news, subscribe to our Newsletter!...

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Peneda-Gerês Wilderness – New Publication!

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Peneda-Gerês Wilderness – New Publication!

Today we are publishing a new Wilderness Brief about Peneda-Gerês Wilderness, Portugal. Please also read: Teiču Wilderness – New Publication! This Brief contains information about the history, biodiversity and Wilderness tourism experience of the area. It also includes pictures of the diverse landscapes in the Wilderness, and a map. Peneda-Gerês has many rare and unique species, such as the wild ponies ‘Garranos’, wolf, otter and golden eagle. You can read and download the Brief below: Stay up to date on the Wilderness news, subscribe to our...

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How we lose our last wild rivers

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How we lose our last wild rivers

Really wild rivers in central Europe are extremely rare. Wild rivers according the European Wilderness Society Quality Standard are rivers without any extractive use, such as gravel extraction or fishing. They are categorised as WILDRivers in the European Wilderness Network. Furthermore, wild rivers do not have dams and electrical water stations, nor modified riverbeds and banks. Please also read: Current and future threats to alpine rivers  Losing the last Most of the European rivers already lost all these attributes and the handful of still...

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The impermanence of protected areas

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The impermanence of protected areas

We are making good progress, as now almost 15% of land and just over 7% of oceans are protected areas. This is one of the results from the Protected Planet report 2018. Following the Aichi Biodiversity Target 11, we want to protect 17% of land and 10% of waters by 2020. One could say that we are almost there, but is this enough? There is a critical analysis, whether the simple designation of protected areas is sufficient. Many protected areas seem to be susceptible to change over time.  Please also read: The economic inequality of Protected...

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Darvaika Wilderness – New Publication!

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Darvaika Wilderness – New Publication!

Today we are releasing a new Wilderness Brief about Darvaika Wilderness. Darvaika Wilderness is one of several Wilderness in Synevyr National Nature Park, Ukraine, alongside Chornyy Dil Wilderness and other potential areas. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe. Please also read: WILDRivers in Ukraine European Wilderness Society and Darvaika Wilderness Projects During WILDArts, a project which combines Wilderness with fine arts, the European Wilderness...

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Viterbo Declaration for beech forests

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Viterbo Declaration for beech forests

During the 11th International Beech Symposium of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, 80 scientists and experts signed the Viterbo Declaration. This Declaration aims for the safeguarding of functional beech forest ecosystems across the world.  Please also read: Global recognition of primeval beech forests in Europe Concern for old-growth forests During the Symposium, held in Viterbo (Italy) last September, scientists shared the state of the art science regarding the beech forest ecosystems. In the Declaration, scientists...

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Teiču Wilderness – New Publication!

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Teiču Wilderness – New Publication!

We have a new Wilderness Brief available to read and download, about Teiču Wilderness, in Latvia. Please also read: Soomaa Wilderness – New Publication! Teiču Wilderness has one of the largest areas of intact bog moss in the Baltic, which is interspersed with rivers and lakes. Because of this, Teiču Wilderness and also Teiču Strict Nature Reserve, are important habitats for many rare water birds. You can read more in the Wilderness Brief below. Download the Brief here: Teiču Wilderness Brief Stay up to date on the Wilderness news, subscribe...

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