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Vjosa National Park: Victory over hydropower on the doorstep

Vjosa National Park: Victory over hydropower on the doorstep

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The last European wild rivers are under increasing threat, due to inadequate or complete lack of protection, traditional use or the pressure to produce green energy. However, the 25th September marks a day of success for one of the last pristine rivers in the Balkans. Ilir Meta, the President of Albania, officially spoke up to promote the establishment of a national...

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Exclusive conservation career advise

Exclusive conservation career advise

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Are you studying and worried about the job hunt when you graduate? Are you looking for work right now, but are feeling a little lost, disillusioned or stuck? Do you want to protect Wilderness with your job, but are unsure how to start?   Then join our upcoming event, the ‘International Wilderness Week‘, on the 20th of October! Dr. Nick Askew, founder of the...

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Re-Connecting Wilderness

Re-Connecting Wilderness

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Nowadays, there are many threats to the connectivity of landscapes. Despite the importance of connecting protected areas, that was outlined in a recently released report in the Nature Communications Journal, the world currently only has 9.7% of sufficiently connected intact areas. The most common threats to connecting protected areas are agriculture, urbanisation,...

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Mitigating the Disintegration of Wilderness

Mitigating the Disintegration of Wilderness

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Wilderness areas play a key role in protecting the world’s biodiversity, according to a recent report published in the Nature Communications Journal. This report outlines the importance of connecting Wilderness areas in maintaining biodiversity and combatting climate change.  The Aichi Biodiversity Targets recognise the potential for Wilderness and protected...

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Ukrainian Old-Growth Forest Granted Highest Protection-Level

Ukrainian Old-Growth Forest Granted Highest Protection-Level

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In the Trans-Carpathian and Ivano-Frankivsk regions of Ukraine, 37 new natural monuments, covering 4750 hectares, were recently set up to help protect old-growth forests, consequently giving these forests the highest conservation and protection status that can be afforded to them in Ukraine. The WWF began the process of national monument designation in 2019 for...

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Deep ecology: Defending the Earth

Deep ecology: Defending the Earth

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What impacts the relationship of humans and nature and in what do we see the true value of nature? This is what deep ecology, an environmental philosophical theory originating from the 1970s searches the answer for. What is deep ecology? Although the theory first emerged from the Norwegian philosopher and mountaineer Arne Næss, the idea of prioritising the health of...

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