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Panparks eh-fpresentation

  1. 1. Paanajärvi NP ©Viktor Gritsuk PROTECTING EUROPE’S WILDERNESS Zoltan Kun PAN Parks Foundation
  2. 2. Paanajärvi NP ©Viktor Gritsuk What is PAN Parks? PAN Parks works to protect Europe’s wilderness , the continent’s most undisturbed areas of nature
  3. 3. What is PAN Parks? A European organisation focusing on the protection of wilderness areas Central Balkan NP ©CBNP
  4. 4. What is PAN Parks? Applies a truly integrated approach to mobilise sustainable tourism development for strengthening wilderness conservation Borjomi-Kharagauli NP © Kote Gabrichidze
  5. 5. What is PAN Parks? Founded in 1999 by WWF and Molecaten, registered in NL and having its premises in Hungary
  6. 6. Paanajärvi NP ©Viktor Gritsuk What is PAN Parks? Goal by 2015: effective conservation of 1 million hectares of wilderness in Europe
  7. 7. W hat is PAN Parks Wilderness? An a rea of at least 10 , 000 hectares of land or sea, with its native plant and animal communities and their associated ecosystems, in an essentially natural state Oulanka NP ©Hannu Hautala
  8. 8. What is PAN Parks Wilderness? ©iStock/Graeme Purdy <ul><li>NO extractive use such as </li></ul><ul><li>hunting </li></ul><ul><li>fishing </li></ul><ul><li>mining </li></ul><ul><li>mogging </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 within these wilderness areas ... </li></ul>
  9. 9. W hat is PAN Parks Wilderness? ...but v isitors have the opportunity to enjoy PAN Parks Wilderness! Paanajärvi NP ©Minna Koramo
  10. 10. Why is wilderness needed in Europe? „ ...about 1% of Europe’s territory ...can be called ‘wilderness’ area” Ladislav Miko EC DG Environment Wilderness is a scarce resource in Europe! Retezat NP ©iStock/Falk Kienas
  11. 11. W hy is wilderness needed in Europe? <ul><li>W ilderness prov i des various benefits to us: </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Social benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Economic benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual benefits </li></ul>Majella NP ©MNP
  12. 12. How does PAN Parks protect Europe’s wilderness ? PAN Parks d evelop s a network through linking wilderness protected areas in Europe
  13. 13. How does PAN Parks protect Europe’s wilderness ? We h elp to increase the management effectiveness of the areas through third party audit based on Principles and Criteria Central Balkan ©Nanko Minkov
  14. 14. How does PAN Parks protect Europe’s wilderness ? <ul><li>We h elp develop these areas through </li></ul><ul><li>active promotion of local and sustainable tourism and </li></ul><ul><li>r aising awareness and creating positive perception of wilderness </li></ul>Oulanka NP ©Michael Hennemann
  15. 15. PAN Parks works to protect Europe ’ s wilderness, the continent ’ s most undisturbed areas of nature www.panparks.org

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