Last week our Wilderness and Large Carnivore experts spent a week in central Italy to visit Majella National Park, home to the Majella Wilderness.
Europe is a very densely settled land, and land use patterns have shaped and transformed virtually every corner of this continent. Only very few
The Pirin National Park in Bulgaria was established on 18 November 1962. In that time it used to be a wonderful place with a
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
The Balkans between Slovenia and Albania host some of the last wild rivers in Europe. About 80% of this region’s rivers are considered healthy
A paradox is a statement that seems logically incorrect or self-contradictory. This is also the situation in the case of the so-called Wilderness paradox.
In some of Europe’s wildest regions, we often find arrangements of land use and land ownership in the hands of private individuals or municipalities.
On Tuesday 19th December, Verena Gruber of the European Wilderness Society attended a workshop about developing a Wilderness Management Plan in the Hohe Tauern National
The European Wilderness Society performs Audits to assess the quality of potential Wilderness areas in Europe. We use the European Wilderness Quality Standard to
On the International conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary since the inscription of the UNESCO World Heritage Property «Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and
Recent discussion with my colleagues revealed the ongoing confusion to identify compatibility and differences between European Wilderness and Rewilding, so let’s try to bring
On 7th June the two-week visit of Vlado Vancura and Iryna Shchoka was dedicated to the participation in the Seminar “Support to Ukraine in approximation
Today European Wilderness Society wilderness audit team visited its long-term partner – Carpathian Biosphere Reserve. Besides visiting its ecological-educational center and presenting the just
The Gorgany Wilderness in the Ukraine contains rare primeval well protected forest with a relict tree species such as – Swiss pine. Peculiar and diverse landscape
The European Wilderness Quality Standard and Audit System is a continuation of the previous work of the Wild Europe Initiative and the European Wilderness Areas and
Juergen Gemperlein of the Landesamt für Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und ländliche Räume (Agency for environment, agriculture and regional development) Schleswig-Holstein met today Vlado Vancura and Otto
The European Wilderness Quality Standard Audit System is a standardised system for evaluating the Quality of Wilderness, the management of the respective area, the
Three new Wilderness Candidates in Ukraine were pre-assessed in 2016. A team of European Wilderness Society experts visited the potential wilderness in Synevyr National Nature
The Kalkalpen Wilderness was recently audited by the European Wilderness Quality Standard and Audit System. The comprehensive 196 page verification report is ready for download. The
The Hohe Tauern Wilderness was recently audited by the European Wilderness Quality Standard and Audit System. The comprehensive 182 page verification report is ready for download