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Global diversity of Wilderness definitions

Global diversity of Wilderness definitions

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Wilderness is a complex issue around the globe, so it is no surprise that there are several Wilderness definitions, which slightly differ case by case. Generally, we can say that Wilderness definitions worldwide focus on strictly protected nature. However, there is a slight difference if you go from definition to definition and search for small – but at the end very...

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Fight for Wilderness in Bitterroot National Forest, USA

Fight for Wilderness in Bitterroot National Forest, USA

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The process of protecting Wilderness in the United States has become an inspiration for many people worldwide. The National Wilderness Preservation System includes more than 50 million hectares of protected Wilderness today. Nevertheless, the struggle to protect the last remnants of Wilderness in this country is still ongoing. Our colleagues in Montana, Mr. Van...

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Forest recovery in Majella National Park

Forest recovery in Majella National Park

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Spontaneous forest recovery in Majella National Park is just astonishing. One can observe it if you visit this area more times with let’s say at least with one decade break in between. However, even better is if you compare the pictures from several decades ago and go to the place where they were taken. In that moment you start to recognise how forest distributions...

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To Spare or Share Wilderness

To Spare or Share Wilderness

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An interesting article was written by Fred Pearce: Sparing vs. Sharing: The Great Debate Over How to Protect Nature, was published in December 2018 at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. That text analyzed two alternatives for how we should protect nature – either by Sparing or by Sharing. Bistrishko Branishte nature reserve, Bulgaria The author...

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What is Wilderness character?

What is Wilderness character?

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What characterizes Wilderness? For those who care passionately about Wilderness, it seems that this question is an important part of their agenda Especially in the U.S., Wilderness character is an important topic, because the central role of the U.S. Wilderness Act is to preserve Wilderness character. So let’s have a look what Wilderness character means in the U.S....

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