Soomaa NP © Arne Ader
Wilderness at the edge of survival  Research arguments for wilderness  conservation to convince politicians  Zoltán Kun, E...
Presentation outline                              • why wilderness                              • wilderness policy       ...
Why focusing on wilderness                                           „...about 1% of Europe’s                             ...
Why focusing on wilderness  Wilderness is not a priceless heritage for future generations!  Europeans are not valuing wild...
The scope of our wildernessfocus
Developing wilderness policy                                 Threats and                                 Opportunities exi...
Developing wilderness policy                       Lobbying in Europe and                       developing a wilderness   ...
Developing wilderness policyWilderness guidance for Natura 2000 areas• Alterra, Eurosite, PAN Parks• guidance for manager•...
Developing wilderness policy                                    Setting up a searchable,                                  ...
What is PAN Parks?  PAN Parks works to protect  Europe’s wilderness , the continent’s most undisturbed  areas of naturePaa...
What is PAN Parks?                     PAN Parks links                     wilderness                     protected areas ...
Challenge 1 - locating       How the definition of wilderness applies to the case of       indigenous / local needs (is it...
Defining vs interpreting wilderness                                        Defining wilderness through the                ...
Defining vs interpreting wildernessPeneda-Geres NP © Marcos Veiga
Challenge 2 - protecting  Wilderness vs HCV farmland  We are still in a stage in Europe when we need to explain  the biodi...
Challenge 3 - financing                                           Why dealing with the economics of                       ...
Wilderness Research Agenda Helping to enhance the protection of existing wilderness and to restore wilderness attributes •...
Final words                                     WILD 10                                     International Year of         ...
PAN Parks works to protect Europe’swilderness, the continent’s mostundisturbed areas of nature            http://panparks....
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This presentation was used during the 3rd European Conference on Conservation Biology as a start up speech for the wilderness symposium entitled the Wilderness at the of survival in Europe. It was follow

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  • Title is flexible if you have a specific purpose BUT stick to 1 line titles if possible
  • Compared to other PAs
  • However, there is not much left - the remaining pieces of wilderness are often threatened on a daily basis
  • Communications is an essential part of our work to raise professional and public support for wilderness protection. Creating positive protection of wilderness could be the basis of successful protection In order to do this we use the parks of the network as examples of the best of Europe’s wilderness ‘ You can go there and experience wilderness yourself, earn about it in the field’
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  • Compared to other PAs
  • I hope that after the film I don’t have to convince you that wilderness does exist in Europe
  • There are not too many areas, but we are going to get 2 more in this year (Kure Mountains and Dzukija) and there are more potential PAN Parks There are a few countries where having PAN Parks wilderness is not possible, but there is wilderness The Million Target
  • When we say undisturbed what do we mean?
  • Compared to other PAs
  • The Message from Prague also ask for actions quantification of the value of non-extractive economic benefits identify and promote the linkage of ecosystem services to wilderness key economic dimensions, challenges and opportunities of wilderness areas in E urope. TEEB report not penetrated yet into PA management particular importance to define the ecosystem services and potential payment methods for wilderness
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  • There are many other organisations working on wilderness, but they are mainly concentrating to one single country.
  • 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
  • Wilderness at the edge of survival in Europe: science and policy

    1. Soomaa NP © Arne Ader
    2. Wilderness at the edge of survival Research arguments for wilderness conservation to convince politicians Zoltán Kun, Executive Director PAN Parks FoundationPaanajärvi NP © Viktor Gritsuk
    3. Presentation outline • why wilderness • wilderness policy • intro to PAN Parks • challenges • defining wilderness • where wilderness is • research agenda Aim: creating stronger linkage between science, practice and policyOulanka NP © Kimmo Salminen
    4. Why focusing on wilderness „...about 1% of Europe’s territory ...can be called wilderness area” Ladislav Miko, EC DG Environment Wilderness is a scarce resource in Europe!Borjomi-Kharagauli NP © Kote Gabrichidze
    5. Why focusing on wilderness Wilderness is not a priceless heritage for future generations! Europeans are not valuing wilderness as much as they should!Oulanka NP ©Michael Hennemann
    6. The scope of our wildernessfocus
    7. Developing wilderness policy Threats and Opportunities exist parallel in Europe • wilderness comes up on the agenda (catch phrase?) • land abandonment provides opportunity to restore • wilderness disappears • restoration is more attractive than protection of existing areas!Archipelago NP © Janne Gröning
    8. Developing wilderness policy Lobbying in Europe and developing a wilderness momentum • 2008 Wilderness resolution • 2009 European Parliament’s special report on wilderness & European Commission- ‘Agenda for Wilderness’ both calling for more scientific linkage • 2011 Wilderness in Biodiversity Strategy©iStock/Graeme Purdy
    9. Developing wilderness policyWilderness guidance for Natura 2000 areas• Alterra, Eurosite, PAN Parks• guidance for manager• best practice examples (also for restoration)Wilderness register (by Oct 2013)• Alterra, University of Leeds, PAN Parks• public and government consultation based on preliminarylistBUT there is no overall Wilderness Research
    10. Developing wilderness policy Setting up a searchable, public Wilderness Resource Bank (analogy to Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute website) • top 3: PA management, ecosystems, species conservation • down 3: climate change, ecosystem services, financing wilderness protection • Coordination is neededCentral Balkan NP © Evgeni Diniev
    11. What is PAN Parks? PAN Parks works to protect Europe’s wilderness , the continent’s most undisturbed areas of naturePaanajärvi NP © Viktor Gritsuk
    12. What is PAN Parks? PAN Parks links wilderness protected areas to form the European Wilderness Preservation System The size of Spain 0,5 mio ha by now
    13. Challenge 1 - locating How the definition of wilderness applies to the case of indigenous / local needs (is it an excuse in Europe?) • Example 1: Fenno-Scandinavia • Example 2: Mediterranean forest fires • Example 3: ‘traditional’ land use in CEECsArchipelago NP © Heidi Arponen
    14. Defining vs interpreting wilderness Defining wilderness through the Wilderness Working Group NO extractive use such as •hunting •fishing •mining •logging •grazing •grass cutting •road and building construction is allowed in wildernessFulufjallet NP © Vitantonio Dell’Orto
    15. Defining vs interpreting wildernessPeneda-Geres NP © Marcos Veiga
    16. Challenge 2 - protecting Wilderness vs HCV farmland We are still in a stage in Europe when we need to explain the biodiversity benefits of wildernessPaanajärvi NP © PNP Archives
    17. Challenge 3 - financing Why dealing with the economics of wilderness? the European Parliament report on wilderness Calls on the Commission and Member States to co-operate with local non- governmental organisations to promote the value of wilderness (point 6);Borjomi-Kharagauli NP © Kote Gabrichidze
    18. Wilderness Research Agenda Helping to enhance the protection of existing wilderness and to restore wilderness attributes • mapping wilderness • proving biodiversity benefits • innovative ways to finance wilderness protection • wilderness protection in larger landscape level • wilderness and social benefits • restoring wilderness attributes
    19. Final words WILD 10 International Year of Wilderness Sumava Research database Research network Research fundingCentral Balkan NP ©CBNP Appenine Chamois © Bruno D’Amicis
    20. PAN Parks works to protect Europe’swilderness, the continent’s mostundisturbed areas of nature http://panparks.org http://facebook.com/panparks http://panparks.org/user/register http://linkedin.com/panparksgroup http://youtube.com/user/PANParkshttp://storiesofwilderness.panparks.org http://mymillionproject.ning.com zkun@panparks.org

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