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2019: Year of Wilderness

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2019: Year of Wilderness

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 ago in the Wilderness Resolution in Europe. Based on this, the European Wilderness Network was founded 5 years ago. The year 2019 will be a year full of activities and celebrations. Wilderness anniversary poster At the recent opening of our WILDArt exhibition in Austria, people had the first glance at our new Wilderness anniversary poster. It...

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New Interreg project starting on UNESCO Beech Forests

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New Interreg project starting on UNESCO Beech Forests

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 submitted the project during the 3rd call of the Interreg Central Europe programme. The Joint Secretariat of Interreg has approved this project proposal, which will start officially in April 2019.  BEECH POWER The project, fully called: ‘World Heritage Beech Forests: empowering and catalyzing an...

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Last days to sign for #ProtectWater

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Last days to sign for #ProtectWater

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 EU to keep the WFD strong and to improve its implementation by Member States and stakeholders. The consultation is closing on 11 March at 23.59, so if you didn’t sign yet, don’t wait and leave your signature here. Over 100 European NGOs, including the European Wilderness Society, are actively reaching out. At this moment, this EU public...

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Hands off and eyes on

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Hands off and eyes on

On February 12-15th 2019, the conference ‘Forests at Risk: Białowieża and Beyond’ was held, with the goal of creating a strategy to protect the Białowieża Forest. It was organised by the University of Warsaw and the Society for Conservation Biology Europe Section, and the outcome was four recommendations for the authorities, which are outlined below, and will enable the preservation of this important forest. Białowieża Forest Geographically Białowieża Forest is located between Poland and Belarus. Currently it remains the largest lowland...

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Newest member to European Wilderness Network – Velino Wilderness, Italy

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Newest member to European Wilderness Network – Velino Wilderness, Italy

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 Brief is a short report about the specific area in Sirente-Velino Regional Park, which has Wilderness potential. After a full-audit in the future, this area will become a member of the European Wilderness Network. Turbulent Past The area includes the northern slopes of Colli dell Orso, Capo di Pezzo and...

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WILDForest in Ukraine – New Publication

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WILDForest in Ukraine – New Publication

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 is a Wilderness area composed predominantly of forest. In this case, Kuziy-Trybushany WILDForest is mostly old-growth beech forest. This is the landscape that once covered the majority of continental Europe, but is now limited to a few rare fragments. Many of these fragments, including Kuziy-Trybushany...

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Wilderness in Ukraine – New Publications!

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Wilderness in Ukraine – New Publications!

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 and Gorgany Wilderness. Both Hoverla and Gorgany Wilderness are typical natural areas of the Carpathian region, with large complexes of beech, mixed and conifer forests. They are also inhabited by many rare and important species such as the large carnivores of Europe (bear, wolf, lynx and jackal). Subheading You can read...

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Romanian Fagaras Old-growth forest is still threatened

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Romanian Fagaras Old-growth forest is still threatened

The current speed of destruction of the Fagaras primary forest is truly alarming. It is obvious that there is no time for long discussions, because one of the most valuable natural places in the EU is disappearing right before our eyes. 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. Witness of forest destruction The Fagaras mountains host around 10 000 hectares of the...

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Hainich WILDForest – New Publication!

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Hainich WILDForest – New Publication!

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 Europe. For this reason, Hainich WILDForest is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe’. In this Wilderness Brief you can read about the Wilderness, biodiversity and tourism opportunities available at Hainich WILDForest. This Brief is one of many...

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