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PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog
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PAN Parks, the European Wilderness Watchdog

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During the WILD10 conference (10th World Wilderness Congress), my colleague Vlado Vancura was presenting PAN Parks and highlighted the importance of our verification process, which audits the …

During the WILD10 conference (10th World Wilderness Congress), my colleague Vlado Vancura was presenting PAN Parks and highlighted the importance of our verification process, which audits the management effectiveness of wilderness areas across Europe.
This process makes PAN Parks the European Wilderness Watchdog.
We have the unique expertise to check the existence of wilderness and advise protected areas how to improve management effectiveness
This third-party evidence based verification is going to be the basis of our newly developed Wilderness Integrated Management (WIM, working title) system.

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  • I will speak about our roadmap how we (together with you) enhance wilderness protection in Europe.
  • The only European-wide organisation focusing on the protection of wilderness areas.
    What we do? PAN Parks safeguards fabulous nature and wildlife in Europe for future generations.
  • The only European-wide organisation focusing on the protection of wilderness areas.
    What we do? PAN Parks safeguards fabulous nature and wildlife in Europe for future generations.
  • The only European-wide organisation focusing on the protection of wilderness areas.
    What we do? PAN Parks safeguards fabulous nature and wildlife in Europe for future generations.
  • Europeans are not valuing wilderness as much as they should!
    Our story
    Not long ago, Europe was a continent where free roaming animals and human lived in natural harmony. Our continent was shaped for millennia through dynamic natural processes.
    At that time floods, avalanches and fires were not broadcasted in the media as catastrophes. They drove the continuous natural cycles of forest and vegetation succession and were natural disturbances, which contributed to forming habitats. Natural events such as lightning or windstorm in a matter of moment changed circumstances and destiny of future development. That was wilderness, which could be described as unpredictable, spontaneous, and marvellous, in the process of constant change. It could have been defined as ‘WILDERNESS AT WORK’.
    The human influence on our landscape eventually led to a biodiversity crisis. Despite of some successful wildlife comeback there are a number of species still in a decline.
  • Wilderness is extremely threatened resource. home to undiscovered species and provides refuge for endangered species.
    There is no successful wildlife comeback in Europe without the existence of areas where nature can develop on its own.
    Even highly adaptive and opportunistic species such as the brown bear or wolf need undisturbed areas for breeding and hibernation. For instance brown bears, which spread across the Carpathian mountains during mating season, tend to be in healthier, behave more naturally and has higher density in wilderness zones within the Tatra mountain during the winter hibernation
  • Wilderness is extremely threatened resource. home to undiscovered species and provides refuge for endangered species.
    There is no successful wildlife comeback in Europe without the existence of areas where nature can develop on its own.
    Even highly adaptive and opportunistic species such as the brown bear or wolf need undisturbed areas for breeding and hibernation. For instance brown bears, which spread across the Carpathian mountains during mating season, tend to be in healthier, behave more naturally and has higher density in wilderness zones within the Tatra mountain during the winter hibernation
  • Wilderness in Europe is in extremely threat!!! We are loosing daily part of European Wilderness heritage - why?? Long history, ignorance of park managers, very complex landowners situation
  • Wilderness in Europe is in extremely threat!!! We are loosing daily part of European Wilderness heritage - why?? Long history, ignorance of park managers, very complex landowners situation
  • Why wilderness?
    Wilderness in Europe so rare … a so we have to take care of the remaining 1% because the pressure is increasing!
  • Why wilderness? Important tool to protect biodiversity, missing tools, does protected areas fulfilled our expectations/requirements, do not we cheat ourselves with the current PA system…? Wilderness protection provides an economically more sustainable way to protect biodiversity!
    Wilderness is our European legacy for future generations! They spiritual benefits as places of inspiration, renewal or recreation far from the bustle and pressures of modern life.
  • Why wilderness? Important tool to protect biodiversity, missing tools, does protected areas fulfilled our expectations/requirements, do not we cheat ourselves with the current PA system…? Wilderness protection provides an economically more sustainable way to protect biodiversity!
    Wilderness is our European legacy for future generations! They spiritual benefits as places of inspiration, renewal or recreation far from the bustle and pressures of modern life.
  • Why wilderness? Important tool to protect biodiversity, missing tools, does protected areas fulfilled our expectations/requirements, do not we cheat ourselves with the current PA system…? Wilderness protection provides an economically more sustainable way to protect biodiversity!
    Wilderness is our European legacy for future generations! They spiritual benefits as places of inspiration, renewal or recreation far from the bustle and pressures of modern life.
  • Why wilderness?
    Wilderness is essential to halt biodiversity loss because it provides safe homeland for many species (threatened)
  • Why wilderness?
    Wilderness is essential to halt biodiversity loss because it provides safe homeland for many species (threatened)
  • Why wilderness?
    Wilderness is essential to halt biodiversity loss because it provides safe homeland for many species (threatened)
  • Why wilderness?
    Therefore we PP enhance the protection of wilderness across the continents. Wilderness is essential to people - Wilderness belongs to people! Wilderness areas are places to enjoy where outdoor enjoyment and education can happen are economic engine: for many people living around existing wilderness, these places contribute to their local economy and their way of life. When our increasingly urbanised society threatens wilderness through the hunger for natural resources, we threaten local livelihoods and economy
    clean our air and water mitigate the effects of extreme weather conditions for instance extreme flooding
    mitigate the effects of climate change, and are important carbon storage
    provide a response to urban social and health care problems such as for instance dealing with kids suffering from nature deficit disorder, youth development
  • Why wilderness?
    Therefore we PP enhance the protection of wilderness across the continents. Wilderness is essential to people - Wilderness belongs to people! Wilderness areas are places to enjoy where outdoor enjoyment and education can happen are economic engine: for many people living around existing wilderness, these places contribute to their local economy and their way of life. When our increasingly urbanised society threatens wilderness through the hunger for natural resources, we threaten local livelihoods and economy
    clean our air and water mitigate the effects of extreme weather conditions for instance extreme flooding
    mitigate the effects of climate change, and are important carbon storage
    provide a response to urban social and health care problems such as for instance dealing with kids suffering from nature deficit disorder, youth development
  • PP WILDERNESS WATCHDOG: VERIFYING MANAGEMENT EFFECTIVENESS. TO VERIFY WHAT?? QUALITY STANDARD,
  • PP WILDERNESS WATCHDOG: VERIFYING MANAGEMENT EFFECTIVENESS. TO VERIFY WHAT?? QUALITY STANDARD,
  • WHAT IS WILDERNESS IN EUROPE? EUROPE IS MISSING GREAT WILDERNESS HERITAGE ONLY FRAGMENTS, SOME OF THEM WITHOUT INTERVENTION FOR MANY DECADES..
  • WHAT IS WILDERNESS IN EUROPE? EUROPE IS MISSING GREAT WILDERNESS HERITAGE ONLY FRAGMENTS, SOME OF THEM WITHOUT INTERVENTION FOR MANY DECADES..
  • WHAT IS WILDERNESS IN EUROPE? EUROPE IS MISSING GREAT WILDERNESS HERITAGE ONLY FRAGMENTS, SOME OF THEM WITHOUT INTERVENTION FOR MANY DECADES..
  • Concept of Restoring of wilderness is needed.
  • Concept of Restoring of wilderness is needed.
  • VISUALISING A wilderness restoration POTENTIAL TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE WILDERNESS CONSERVATION
  • Position of PAN in a spectrum of wilderness continuum and restoration…
  • Defining what do we understand saying wilderness, what is wilderness - very specific issue
  • Defining what do we understand saying wilderness, what is wilderness - very specific issue
  • A Working Definition of European Wilderness: (May 2013) 
    “A wilderness is an area governed by natural processes. It is composed of native habitats and species, and large enough for the effective ecological functioning of natural processes. It is unmodified or only slightly modified and without intrusive or extractive human activity, settlements, infrastructure or visual disturbance.” Wilderness areas should be protected and overseen so as to preserve their natural
  • A Working Definition of European Wilderness: (May 2013) 
    “A wilderness is an area governed by natural processes. It is composed of native habitats and species, and large enough for the effective ecological functioning of natural processes. It is unmodified or only slightly modified and without intrusive or extractive human activity, settlements, infrastructure or visual disturbance.” Wilderness areas should be protected and overseen so as to preserve their natural
  • Size as a issue… What is minimum… optimum… experience with PP standard…
  • Size as a issue… What is minimum… optimum… experience with PP standard…
  • no hunting&fishing, no forestry operation, no agricultural activities... Infrastructure... But open for visitors..
  • no hunting&fishing, no forestry operation, no agricultural activities... Infrastructure... But open for visitors..
  • People protect disappearing wilderness… How… Through the experience… Rewilding mind… Outdoors people as a tool to protect Europeans wilderness..
  • People protect disappearing wilderness… How… Through the experience… Rewilding mind… Outdoors people as a tool to protect Europeans wilderness..
  • Threat to misinterpret of wilderness concept and momentum
  • Starting in 2002 with 3 very first PPs… expanding our network in 2 year time!
  • Starting in 2002 with 3 very first PPs… expanding our network in 2 year time! Strategic meeting regarding future of European Wilderness was achieved agreement that to protect European Wilderness Heritage we need 2 separate approaches. One focussing on protection of existing fragment of European Wilderness (including spontaneous rewilding) and another one focussing on ecological restoration...
  • Wilderness partners: areas with wilderness committed to wilderness protection , (no size criteria)
    Certified PAN Parks: branded parks with min. 10,000 ha of wilderness (best of Europe’s wilderness)
  • Wilderness partners: areas with wilderness committed to wilderness protection , (no size criteria)
    Certified PAN Parks: branded parks with min. 10,000 ha of wilderness (best of Europe’s wilderness)
  • Wilderness partners: areas with wilderness committed to wilderness protection , (no size criteria)
    Certified PAN Parks: branded parks with min. 10,000 ha of wilderness (best of Europe’s wilderness)
  • Wilderness partners: areas with wilderness committed to wilderness protection , (no size criteria)
    Certified PAN Parks: branded parks with min. 10,000 ha of wilderness (best of Europe’s wilderness)
  • PAN Parks and PP Wilderness Partners – 872 352 ha of wilderness
  • PP partners… focusing on large wilderness but also including management effectiveness and tourism quality standard…
  • PP partners…focusing on wilderness
  • Partnership – Wilderness areas + Local Business Partners+ Satisfied and committed Clients……
  • Partnership – Wilderness areas + Local Business Partners+ Satisfied and committed Clients……
  • Partnership – Wilderness areas + Local Business Partners+ Satisfied and committed Clients……
  • We need to scale up wilderness protection in Europe, which can only work with additional financial resources, knowledge and wide cooperation
  • We need to scale up wilderness protection in Europe, which can only work with additional financial resources, knowledge and wide cooperation
  • We need to scale up wilderness protection in Europe, which can only work with additional financial resources, knowledge and wide cooperation
  • If you like this concept – help!!!
  • If you like this concept – help!!!
  • Wilderness in Europe deserve our help…
  • Transcript

    • 1. PAN PARKS WILDERNESS WATCHDOG Vlado Vancura, Wilderness Advocate, PAN Parks Slowinski NP © M.Zblewska
    • 2. What is PAN Parks? Astrachanski NP © ANP Archives
    • 3. What is PAN Parks? PAN Parks works to protect Europe’s wilderness, the continent’s most undisturbed areas of nature Astrachanski NP © ANP Archives
    • 4. What is PAN Parks? PAN Parks works to protect Europe’s wilderness, the continent’s most undisturbed areas of nature ...identifies, assists in the designation, supports the management, creates awareness and lobbies to protect Europe’s wilderness... Astrachanski NP © ANP Archives
    • 5. Wilderness is a priceless heritage for future generations! Oulanka NP © Kimmo Salminen
    • 6. Poloniny NP Archives Why do we need wilderness ? Why do we need wilderness watchdog? The leading wilderness protection organisation in Europe. The leading wilderness protection organisation in Europe.
    • 7. Poloniny NP Archives Why do we need wilderness? Why do we need wilderness watchdog? Wilderness is extremely rare resource and subject of permanent attack... The leading wilderness protection organisation in Europe. The leading wilderness protection organisation in Europe.
    • 8. 99% of Europe’s land modified © PAN Parks
    • 9. 99% of Europe’s land modified Wilderness in Europe is in extremely threat!!! © PAN Parks
    • 10. Less then 1% left Wilderness in Europe is extremely rare!!! Berezinski NP © Belarus
    • 11. Why wilderness??? Lower Oder Valley NP © Olaf Rochlitz
    • 12. Why wilderness??? Important tool to protect biodiversity Lower Oder Valley NP © Olaf Rochlitz
    • 13. Why wilderness??? More sustainable way to protect biodiversity Important tool to protect biodiversity Lower Oder Valley NP © Olaf Rochlitz
    • 14. Why do we focus on wilderness? Calimani NP © Archive
    • 15. Why wilderness??? Continues pressure on wilderness Calimani NP © Archive
    • 16. Why wilderness??? Continues pressure on wilderness We are losing wilderness values every day Calimani NP © Archive
    • 17. Wilderness is essential to human survival on Earth Bieszczady NP © archive
    • 18. Wilderness is essential to human survival on Earth Wilderness belongs to people! Bieszczady NP © archive
    • 19. Verifying wilderness management effectiveness! Punia-Prienai Forest NP © Archive
    • 20. Verifying wilderness management effectiveness! To verify what?? Quality standard! Punia-Prienai Forest NP © Archive
    • 21. What is wilderness in Europe? Majella NP © Bruno D’Amicis Rila NP © PAN Parks archive
    • 22. What is wilderness in Europe? Area/s without intervention...! Majella NP © Bruno D’Amicis Rila NP © PAN Parks archive
    • 23. What is wilderness in Europe? Mission: Protecting wilderness together! Area/s without intervention...! Majella NP © Bruno D’Amicis Rila NP © PAN Parks archive
    • 24. Wilderness is not necessary untouched! Prespa NP © Prespa NP archive
    • 25. Wilderness is not necessary untouched! Concept of wilderness continuum...! Prespa NP © Prespa NP archive
    • 26. WILDERNESS CONTINUUM MISSION: PROTECTING WILDERNESS TOGETHER Wilderness Top of wilderness continuum Good wilderness potential National Parks and other protected areas Rewilding Europe Network Limited wilderness potential European wilderness concept - Wilderness continuum
    • 27. Wilderness & Restoration PAN Parks Hnuti Duha Wolf Foundation ARK Nature …etc… Restoration can contribute to wilderness PAN Parks Large Herbivore Foundation Rewilding Europe Network Rewilding Europe Network Natura 2000
    • 28. Wilderness quality standard Fulufjället NP ©Vitantonio Dell’Orto/exuviaphoto.com
    • 29. Wilderness quality standard Wide spectrum of interpretation...! Fulufjället NP ©Vitantonio Dell’Orto/exuviaphoto.com
    • 30. Wilderness quality standard Rila NP © Petar Paunchev
    • 31. Wilderness quality standard Wilderness definition...! Rila NP © Petar Paunchev
    • 32. Wilderness & size Peneda-Geres NP © Marcos Veiga
    • 33. Wilderness & size Is the size actually an issue?? Peneda-Geres NP © Marcos Veiga
    • 34. Wilderness & extractive use Astrachanski NP © Arcchve
    • 35. Wilderness & extractive use Is the extractive use actually an issue?? Astrachanski NP © Arcchve
    • 36. Wilderness & outdoors activities Soomaa NP © Arne Ader
    • 37. Wilderness & outdoors activities Wilderness experience, re-wilding mind... Soomaa NP © Arne Ader
    • 38. Wilderness & Restoration Restoration can be a tool... Rila NP © PAN Parks archive
    • 39. The Million Project
    • 40. The Million Project Where is wilderness in Europe?
    • 41. The Million Project Borjomi-Kharagauli NP © Konstantin Gabrichidze
    • 42. The Million Project Conservation partnership Borjomi-Kharagauli NP © Konstantin Gabrichidze
    • 43. The Million Project Conservation partnership Wilderness Partners Borjomi-Kharagauli NP © Konstantin Gabrichidze
    • 44. The Million Project Conservation partnership Wilderness Partners Certify PAN Parks Borjomi-Kharagauli NP © Konstantin Gabrichidze
    • 45. The European Wilderness Preservation System
    • 46. Majella NP © Bruno D’Amicis
    • 47. Majella NP © Bruno D’Amicis
    • 48. The Million Project Lower Oder Valley NP © Wiedig_I
    • 49. The Million Project Protecting wilderness together Lower Oder Valley NP © Wiedig_I
    • 50. The Million Project Protecting wilderness together Local business + Clients = Good experience Lower Oder Valley NP © Wiedig_I
    • 51. Where do we want to go?? Slowinski NP © G. Jędro
    • 52. Where do we want to go?? Scaling up wilderness protection Slowinski NP © G. Jędro
    • 53. Where do we want to go?? Scaling up wilderness protection Our dream is 5% Slowinski NP © G. Jędro
    • 54. Join our fight for Europe’s wilderness! Author R. Jakaitis
    • 55. Join our fight for Europe’s wilderness! If you like this concept HELP protect European wilderness! Author R. Jakaitis
    • 56. Thank you for your attention Wilderness in Europe deserves our help Central Balkan NP © Petar Yordanov Paunchev
    • 57. PAN Parks works to protect Europe’s wilderness, the continent’s most undisturbed areas of nature www.panparks.org

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