A recently published IUCN report states that about 18% of the assessed European saproxylic beetles are at risk of extinction. This can be led
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.
Recent research from the European Wilderness Society indicates that Wilderness is threatened at a global level. The research focused on the Wilderness in Europe,
In May last year, the Estonian government published a plan for a giant pulp mill to be located in Viljandi and Tartu counties. The
The border of Italy and France is known as the large, steep and rugged Western Alps. Despite the wild mountains human presence impacted this
Private Wilderness in Europe is an important and rather unexplored segment of European Wilderness. The Wilderness concept means non-intervention and that discourages many landowners.
The European Wilderness Society met with the Romanian National Agency of Natural Protected Areas in Bucharest last December. The National Agency aims to improve
The Polish government ordered a threefold increase of logging operations in Bialowieza Forest in 2016. The government allowed harvesters to cut down 188.000 cubic
Although the first lynx recordings in Hainich National Park were back in 2014, camera traps were able to capture this mysterious animal for the
The Komovi Mountains are part of Montenegro’s large mountainous labyrinth, including several less-known mountains massifs that surround the well-known Prokletije Mountains. It is a
Kalkalpen Wilderness has already re-wilded many kilometres of forest gravel roads. It is a good example for many other potential Wilderness areas how to
More than 2 years ago, we shared the alarming story about dam constructions in Europe. A follow-up study recently confirmed that developments went in
Pirin National Park in Bulgaria is one of the most important protected area and Wilderness in Europe. But in reality, this area is permanently
In September we shared the story of Călin Dejeu, biologist and economist. He has over 20 years of experience in environmental civil society, environmental NGO
The number of Marine Protected Areas significantly increased in the last years. The experience shows that very general and globally applicable IUCN guidelines on
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.
In the past years, the team of the European Wilderness Society visited and audited the wildest places in Europe. We meticulously researched, personally visited,
Val Cama-Val Leggia is one of the largest forest reserve in Switzerland. This area has the potential to become the first European Wilderness in
While the EU is focusing its attention on the deforestation of the iconic Bialowieza forest in Poland, the devastation of the primeval forests in
On 5 December 2017, representatives of the Triglav National Park, Slovenia and Vlado Vancura and Nick Huisman of European Wilderness Society, met in the