Exodus and PAN Parks

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Exodus and PAN Parks started their partnership in 2006. Over the 6 years of working together Exodus raised 30 000 Eur through its Finnish wilderness week in Oulanka National Park (thank also for Basecamp Oulanka) for wilderness protection. In order to commemorate this achievements and acknowledge Exodus I presented our The Million Project approach to Exodus employees in London on 29 September 2011. Exodus is going to support The Million Project from 2012.

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  • Exodus and PAN parks has been cooperating for 5 years. Since 2006 Exodus has contributed significantly to the protection of Europe’s wilderness. I am here to thank for Exodus for its financial contribution to the protection of Europe’s wilderness, and introduce our foundation and our cooperation in details. PAN Parks and Exodus has signed a new agreement this year, but remains a supporter, hopefully in long run.
  • .. And is still funded/supported by WWF NL
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  • Wilderness does exist on our continent ... In amazing old growth forests both in northern countries...
  • and in Mediterrnean areas
  • With incredible underwater wilderness and flora on islands
  • Fabulous mountains also host wild areas ...
  • W ilderness is there in the world of meandering rivers...
  • freshwater ecosystems
  • We have to work with already protected improve management effectiveness, involve local communities in the management (visitor management), increase the public support (awareness raising through making visitation possible -> tourism model) and create new funding opportunities for protection (in the current economic decline there are budget cuts and the gap might be filled through tourism related incomes)  
  • Big project impacts through several 10s of thousands of people can got further information about wilderness annually
  • Exodus logo on the info board
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  • Thank you again Hope you are personally is going to spread our message from now on Please join our community page – facebook And sign up for our e-newsletter
  • Exodus and PAN Parks

    1. 1. Fulufjället NP ©Vitantonio Dell’Orto/exuviaphoto.com
    2. 2. Zoltan Kun, PAN Parks Foundation 29 September 2011 COOPERATION BETWEEN EXODUS AND PAN PARKS 2006-2011 Oulanka NP © Kimmo Salminen
    3. 4. Paanajärvi NP ©Viktor Gritsuk What we do PAN Parks works to protect Europe’s wilderness , the continent’s most undisturbed areas of natur e
    4. 5. Paanajärvi NP ©Viktor Gritsuk Who we are Photo: Simon Kertys Chamois © Bruno D’Amicis PAN Parks is t he only European-wide organisation focusing on the protection of wilderness areas
    5. 6. History Founded in 1999 by WWF and Molecaten, registered in NL and having its premises in Hungary
    6. 7. ©iStock/Graeme Purdy <ul><li>237,000 ha of wilderness </li></ul><ul><li>guaranteed habitats for iconic wilderness species (brown bear, wolf, chamois, Iberian ibex) </li></ul><ul><li>Wilderness momentum </li></ul><ul><li>European Parliament’s special report on wilderness </li></ul><ul><li>European Commission- ‘Agenda for Wilderness’ </li></ul>W hat we have achieved so far
    7. 8. Archipelago NP © Seppo Keränen Our goal To e nsure guaranteed protection of 1 million hectares of wilderness in Europe by 2015
    8. 9. W hat is w ilderness? <ul><li>nature is left to develop on its own </li></ul><ul><li>native species, animals roam free </li></ul><ul><li>no human intervention </li></ul>Oulanka NP ©Hannu Hautala
    9. 10. Fulufjallet NP © Vitantonio Dell’Orto <ul><li>NO extractive use </li></ul><ul><li>such as: </li></ul><ul><li>hunting </li></ul><ul><li>fishing </li></ul><ul><li>mining </li></ul><ul><li>l ogging </li></ul><ul><li>grazing </li></ul><ul><li>grass cutting </li></ul><ul><li>road and building construction </li></ul><ul><li>is allowed in wilderness </li></ul>W hat is w ilderness?
    10. 11. The PAN Parks Concept V isitors have the opportunity to enjoy PAN Parks Wilderness! Paanajärvi NP © Minna Koramo
    11. 12. Fulufjället NP © Vitantonio Dell’Orto/exuviaphoto.com
    12. 13. Peneda-Geres NP © Marcos Veiga
    13. 14. Archipelago NP © Janne Görling
    14. 15. Archipelago NP © Janne Görling
    15. 16. Borjomi-Kharagauli NP © Konstantin Gabrichidze
    16. 17. Oulanka NP © Kimmo Salminen
    17. 18. Soomaa NP © Arne Ader
    18. 19. Paanajärvi NP © PNP Archives Approach Building partnerships with protected areas that join our Europe-wide wilderness movement
    19. 20. Conservation partnerships Majella NP © Bruno D’Amicis <ul><li>Wilderness partners: </li></ul><ul><li>areas with wilderness committed to wilderness protection </li></ul><ul><li>(no size criteria) </li></ul><ul><li>Certified PAN Parks: branded parks with min. 10,000 ha of wilderness </li></ul><ul><li>(best of Europe’s wilderness) </li></ul>
    20. 21. Certified PAN Parks
    21. 22. PAN Parks Projects supported by Exodus Renewal of the visitor centre Retezat National Park, Romania Supported in 2007 with 7000 €
    22. 23. PAN Parks Projects supported by Exodus Awareness raising for the symbol of Rila NP - the Balkan chamois Rila National Park, Bulgaria Supported in 2008 with 5220 €
    23. 24. PAN Parks Projects supported by Exodus Development of 16 information boards Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Georgia Supported in 2009 with 5720 €
    24. 25. Development of a project, Stories of wilderness - aiming to raise the awareness of Majella’s wilderness through powerful images and website; by collecting facts, interviews about one of the last truly wild areas in Europe. Majella National Park, Italy Supported in 2010 with 5320 € and in 2011 with 4760 € storiesofwilderness.panparks.org PAN Parks Projects supported by Exodus
    25. 26. PAN Parks Projects supported by Exodus The Million Project will be supported in 2012 with 3000 EUR Central Balkan ©Nanko Minkov
    26. 27. Paanajärvi NP ©Viktor Gritsuk We can protect the last pieces of Europe’s wilderness together for future generations! Protecting wilderness together
    27. 28. PAN Parks works to protect Europe’s wilderness, the continent’s most undisturbed areas of nature www.panparks.org http://www.facebook.com/panparks http://www.panparks.org/user/register [email_address]

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