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Visiting Majella Wilderness

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Visiting Majella Wilderness

Copyright 2016 European Wilderness Society Today our colleagues Max Rossberg and Nick Huisman visited the Italian Majella Wilderness. Majella Wilderness is currently the only Italian member of the European Wilderness Network. Together with Giuseppe (Pino) Marcantonio from the Majella National Park, they hiked several hours right up to the edge of the Wilderness zone. Along the route we discussed new opportunities for cooperations, project and of course an updated certification with the new European Wilderness Quality System indicators. The...

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Need of the European Wilderness Standard and International Audit

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Need of the European Wilderness Standard and International Audit

IN PROCESS Europe is very dense settled land, and land use patterns have shaped and transformed virtually every corner of this continent. Only very few areas have been left relatively untouched. These areas, if properly managed, have the potential to become part of the European Wilderness Network. This network is composed of extremely rare Wilderness. To unify the understanding and interpretation of what is European Wilderness, the European Wilderness Definition was agreed. Despite this, people working within the field of European Wilderness...

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New transboundary Wilderness in Central Europe

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New transboundary Wilderness in Central Europe

Right in the middle of Europe we find Thayatal National Park in Austria and Podyjí National Park in the Czech Republic. The two national parks recently decided to create a transboundary Wilderness together. Therefore, the management of both protected areas already started the Wilderness Audit process. This transboundary cooperation guarantees the conservation of spectacular landscapes and biodiversity-rich valleys. There are not many other places in the central Europe with such diversity of flora and fauna. Also, research is an important...

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Saving the last Wild River in Romanian Carpathians

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Saving the last Wild River in Romanian Carpathians

Today European Wilderness Society had a meeting with Wilderness supporter from Romania, Calin Dejeu. They discussed further potential cooperation, particularly on protecting and certifying Wild River in Romania. Râul Alb is the last undisturbed river in Romanian Carpathians. Râul Alb is flowing through old-growth forest on a wild valley, without roads, and then, outside the mountains, in Hateg Country Dinosaur Geopark of Retezat Mountains it has a natural floodplain. The river and the floodplain represent a refuge for thriving populations of...

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Adventureland Europe: A 7200 km donation hike across Europe

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Adventureland Europe: A 7200 km donation hike across Europe

Next month, two inspiring people from Germany start a unique and year-long project, named Adventureland Europe. Jan and Eva will walk on foot from Bulgaria, across Europe, to Spain. Along this trip, they want to raise funds for regional charity projects through their own NGO “CNG – Culture, Nature and The Good Thing e.V.”. Jan and Eva approached the European Wilderness Society and many other inspiring organisations to contribute to this unique experience. Adventureland Europe supports already over 20 different projects across Europe. Each...

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EU Court of Justice: Bialowieza Forest logging violates laws

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EU Court of Justice: Bialowieza Forest logging violates laws

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has announced in their ruling that the Polish logging activities in the UNESCO natural World Heritage and Natura 2000 Bialowieza Forest violated the EU laws. The official ruling follows the preliminary ruling that the Court announced in February. According to the Court, the deforestation in the protected area violates the nature conservation laws of the European Union. Please read also: Preliminary ruling says Polish logging Bialowieza was illegal Bark beetle control The Polish government ordered in...

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Complexity of strict protection in National Park Sumava

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Complexity of strict protection in National Park Sumava

Recently, our colleagues Vlado Vancura and Nick Huisman visited National Park Sumava in the Czech Republic. One specific point of interest was a strictly protected forest. Strictly protected areas often have a good potential for Wilderness. In this case, the conditions of the strictly protected forest were rather surprising. A good example of the complexity for strictly protected areas in Europe. A complexity that we need to take into consideration if we want to protect Wilderness. Please also read: Is Wilderness a threat to the traditional...

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Standardised Wilderness quality in Europe

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Standardised Wilderness quality in Europe

A standardised Wilderness quality is an important precondition to support the European Wilderness Network. It means that we use the same system to determine the quality of Wilderness all across Europe. Especially important to mention is that we can implement the standardised Wilderness quality independent of country, biotopes or local legislation. A tool to implement the standardised Wilderness quality is the Wilderness Audit. The Audit enables us to guarantee the same Wilderness quality standard throughout the European Wilderness Network,...

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Wilderness in Bavarian Forest

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Wilderness in Bavarian Forest

Wilderness has been an important topic in the Bavarian Forest National Park for several decades. The park was established in 1970, and since the 1980’s the main management objective aims to protect spontaneous natural processes. This includes the undisturbed dynamics of ecological communities. The result is a unique and exceptionally valuable re-wilded forest. The long-term objective of the Bavarian Forest National Park is to implement non-intervention management as main management concept on 75% of the park’s territory by 2027. A...

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First European Wilderness Network Briefs published

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First European Wilderness Network Briefs published

We are publishing the first series of briefs for the partners of the European Wilderness Network. The European Wilderness Network has grown to almost 40 different areas in more than 15 countries. And each year, the Network will continue to grow. Together, it covers over 330 000 hectares of certified Wilderness, WILDRivers, WILDForests, WILDCoasts and WILDIslands. Please also read: The wildest places in Europe now online! What is a Wilderness brief? For each European Wilderness Network partner we create a brief that provides a comprehensive...

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