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Successfull field work in Majella Wilderness

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Successfull field work in Majella Wilderness

Copyright 2016 European Wilderness Society During the last few days two of our colleagues visited numerous areas of Majella Wilderness to carry out a re-audit. This re-audit reviews not only the Wilderness but also the Wilderness Stewardship. The field visits of the last days have been accompanied by experts of Majella National Park. Topics like the potential to designate areas as WILDForests, Wilderness boarders and size as well as traditional uses in the National Park have been discussed. Please also ready: Re-Audit of Majella Wilderness...

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A wild hike through Europe!

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A wild hike through Europe!

Hiking 7 200 kilometres from Bulgaria, through Europe to western Spain. It sounds like quite a challenge, but Jan Kozlowski and Eva Kaznelson from Germany thought they could handle even more. With their own NGO, they are collecting money for various projects across Europe. These projects support local communities, nature and other good things. The first three months of their Adventureland Europe have passed and 2 000 km of adventure lay behind them. Please also read: Adventureland Europe: A 7200 km donation hike across Europe [embedded...

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Re-Audit of Majella Wilderness

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Re-Audit of Majella Wilderness

Copyright 2016 European Wilderness Society This week Majella Wilderness in the Italian Abruzzo mountains is subject to a European Wilderness Re-Audit. The Majella Wilderness is the only European Wilderness Network partner in Italy and a unique example of Wilderness in the mediteranian ecosystem. Please also read: Wilderness Quick Audit in Maramarosh Wilderness in Ukraine Majella National Park Majella Wilderness in Majella National Park was certified in 2005 and is currently being re-audited to review the quality of the  Wilderness and the...

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Wilderness Academy Days 2019 – Save the Date!

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Wilderness Academy Days 2019 – Save the Date!

Copyright 2016 European Wilderness Society We are happy to announce that the next Wilderness Academy Days will take place from 27th to 31st of May 2019 in  the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau. The programme will include a series of interesting talks, a Conference of the European Wilderness Network, three different hiking trips in the Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau and the Hohe Tauern Wilderness, a kew European RAMSAR Wetland  as well as a meeting of the European Beech Forest Network. Get your free ticket! Every European...

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Can we put a fence around Wilderness?

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Can we put a fence around Wilderness?

The European definition describes Wilderness as an area where nature is free to develop the way she likes. This means that people do not interfere with nature. Preferably, the nature is unmodified or only slightly modified in the past, and has no human-made structures. But if we only speak of Wilderness when people should not hunt animals, cut trees, collect mushrooms and berries, or remove invasive species, how should we protect it? Is a fence around Wilderness a solution? Please also read: European Wilderness Definition Wilderness is...

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Save the Date for the U.S. Wilderness Ranger Academy 2019!

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Save the Date for the U.S. Wilderness Ranger Academy 2019!

Copyright 2016 European Wilderness Society We are delighted to announce that the U.S. Forest Service, in cooperation with the European Wilderness Society, is able to host several European Rangers from the European Wilderness Network at their next year’s Wilderness Ranger Academy in Region 2 (Rocky Mountain Region – Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota), Region 3 (Southwestern Region – Arizona, New Mexico) and Region 5 (Pacific Southwest Region – California). The event will take place in the first week of June, proposed date is...

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Wilderness Quick Audit in Maramarosh Wilderness in Ukraine

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Wilderness Quick Audit in Maramarosh Wilderness in Ukraine

Copyright 2016 European Wilderness Society A recent European Wilderness Quality Standard Quick Audit of the Maramarosh massif continued our long-term partnership with the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve (CBR). The Maramarosh mountains are one of the massifs of the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, located in the boarder region with Romania. The Carpathian Biosphere Reserve already hosts one Wilderness (the Uholka – Shyrokyy Luh Wilderness), two WILDForests (Uholka – Shyrokyy Luh WILDForest and Kuziy – Trybushany WILDForest) as well as three...

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The digital fight against bark beetles

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The digital fight against bark beetles

Many foresters fear the outbreak of bark beetles, as they can have disastrous economic impact. The bark beetles live, as the name already indicates, in the bark of different tree species. Many beetle species kill the tree they live off. Other beetles live in deadwood or already dying trees. Why don’t we get rid of bark beetles when they only cause damage, you might wonder? That is because these beetles play in important role in the forest ecology, for example by recycling deadwood into nutrients for new plants. Please also read: Forest...

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Romania: Management of Protected Areas and Wild Rivers

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Romania: Management of Protected Areas and Wild Rivers

Romania is a source of vast natural beauty. It has a variety of unique landscapes; notably some of the largest remaining pristine forest in Europe, the Carpathian Mountains, and an extensive river network. This includes the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Danube Delta, and River Raul Alb. The Raul Alb is currently the first Romanian WILDRiver candidate, which originates in Retezat Wilderness, a Romanian national park and member of the European Wilderness Network. However Romania is not without its troubles. The forest is being logged, dams are being...

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Wilderness is a Tool to Protect World Heritage

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Wilderness is a Tool to Protect World Heritage

The recent meeting on Coordination and Management of World Heritage Sites – The Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe, concluded with an important message. The core zone of Word Heritage Natural sites requires non-intervention management. For this World Heritage Natural site in Europe it is an important conclusion. The meeting was held on 23rd July 2018 in Vienna, and organised in cooperation with the European Parks Academy (E.P.A.). The Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism as...

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