Soomaa NP © Arne Ader
International trends in wilderness  protection and experiencing PAN  Parks  Zoltán Kun, Executive Director  PAN Parks Foun...
What is PAN Parks?Soomaa NP © Mati Kose
What is PAN Parks?  PAN Parks works to protect Europe’s  wilderness, the continent’s most undisturbed  areas of naturePaan...
What is PAN Parks Wilderness?            •   at least 10,000 hectares            •   nature let develop on its own        ...
What is PAN Parks? Founded in 1999 by WWF and Molecaten, registered in NL and having its premises in Hungary
What is PAN Parks?            Applies a truly integrated approach:            to mobilise sustainable tourism development ...
What is PAN Parks?    CONSERVATION    • Management effectiveness: third-party certification    system    • Network of wild...
What is PAN Parks?                          POLICY                          • Developing a concept of                     ...
What is PAN Parks?    COMMUNICATIONS    • Raising awareness and creating positive perception    of wilderness    • Promoti...
What is a PAN Park?                                 • encompassing the best of                                 Europe’s wi...
What is PAN Parks?                        220,000 ha of wilderness                        • guaranteed habitats for iconic...
The PAN Parks network
International/European trendsRetezat NP © Andreas Beckmann
International/European trends                                           „...about 1% of                                   ...
International/European trends                       Wilderness provides                       extra benefits:             ...
International/European trends                                   2008                                   – Wilderness resolu...
International/European trends                                        2009                                        – Europea...
International/European trends    2010    - 3rd GBO suggest large scale restoration    - 2nd EC Presidency Conference in   ...
International/European trends                                        2011                                        – Wildern...
International/European trends                               Beyond 2011                               – 2012: 3rd ECCB,   ...
Experiencing wildernessRetezat NP ©Falk Kienas
Experiencing wilderness
Experiencing wilderness      It helps re-establishing the lost relationship      between people and nature      -> increas...
Fulufjället NP © Vitantonio Dell’Orto/exuviaphoto.com
Peneda-Geres NP © Marcos Veiga
Archipelago NP © Janne Görling
Borjomi-Kharagauli NP © Konstantin Gabrichidze
Majella NP © Bruno D’Amicis/brunodamicis.com
Oulanka NP © Kimmo Salminen
Soomaa NP © Arne Ader
PAN Parks works to protect Europe’swilderness, the continent’s mostundisturbed areas of nature           www.panparks.org ...
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this is a presentation I did in Klagenfurt during the international PA days. it was part of the sub-section on experiencing wilderness

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International wilderness trends and experiencing wilderness

  1. 1. Soomaa NP © Arne Ader
  2. 2. International trends in wilderness protection and experiencing PAN Parks Zoltán Kun, Executive Director PAN Parks FoundationPaanajärvi NP © Viktor Gritsuk
  3. 3. What is PAN Parks?Soomaa NP © Mati Kose
  4. 4. What is PAN Parks? PAN Parks works to protect Europe’s wilderness, the continent’s most undisturbed areas of naturePaanajärvi NP ©Viktor Gritsuk
  5. 5. What is PAN Parks Wilderness? • at least 10,000 hectares • nature let develop on its own • native species, animals roam free • no human interventionOulanka NP ©Hannu Hautala
  6. 6. What is PAN Parks? Founded in 1999 by WWF and Molecaten, registered in NL and having its premises in Hungary
  7. 7. What is PAN Parks? Applies a truly integrated approach: to mobilise sustainable tourism development for strengthening wilderness conservationMajella NP © Bruno D’Amicis
  8. 8. What is PAN Parks? CONSERVATION • Management effectiveness: third-party certification system • Network of wilderness areas: best practiceRetezat NP © Mihai Moiceanu
  9. 9. What is PAN Parks? POLICY • Developing a concept of wilderness conservation in Europe • Creating better policy and research environment of wildernessCentral Balkan NP ©CBNP
  10. 10. What is PAN Parks? COMMUNICATIONS • Raising awareness and creating positive perception of wilderness • Promoting the best wilderness areas of EuropeOulanka NP ©Michael Hennemann
  11. 11. What is a PAN Park? • encompassing the best of Europe’s wilderness • high quality tourism facilities - well balanced with wilderness protection and sustainable local development ≫ EXPERIENCE WILDERNESSRetezat NP ©iStock/Falk Kienas
  12. 12. What is PAN Parks? 220,000 ha of wilderness • guaranteed habitats for iconic wilderness species (brown bear, wolf, chamois, Iberian ibex) Wilderness momentum • European Parliament’s special report on wilderness • European Commission- ‘Agenda©iStock/Graeme Purdy for Wilderness’
  13. 13. The PAN Parks network
  14. 14. International/European trendsRetezat NP © Andreas Beckmann
  15. 15. International/European trends „...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
  16. 16. International/European trends Wilderness provides extra benefits: • Ecological • Social • SpiritualMajella NP ©MNP
  17. 17. International/European trends 2008 – Wilderness resolution signed by over 130 organisations calls the European Commission for better protection of wildernessRila NP ©iStock/Ljupco Smokovski
  18. 18. International/European trends 2009 – European Parliament adopts a special report on wilderness -1st EC Presidency Conference on Wilderness >>> Message from Prague, Agenda for Europe’s Wilderness - 9 WWC with a special European session andFulufjallet NP © Vitantonio Dell’Orto resolution
  19. 19. International/European trends 2010 - 3rd GBO suggest large scale restoration - 2nd EC Presidency Conference in Brussels, restoration agendaPaanajärvi NP ©Minna Koramo
  20. 20. International/European trends 2011 – Wilderness is included in the new EU Biodiversity Strategy - Wilderness Guidance developed for N2000 sites - Wilderness Register - 10th Europe’s Wilderness Days (replacing EC Presidency conferencesCentral Balkan NP © Nicolas Cegalerba
  21. 21. International/European trends Beyond 2011 – 2012: 3rd ECCB, completing wilderness register, approving the guidance document - 2013: WILD10 conference in Europe - 2014? - 2015 European Year of WildernessRetezat NP ©Andreas Beckmann
  22. 22. Experiencing wildernessRetezat NP ©Falk Kienas
  23. 23. Experiencing wilderness
  24. 24. Experiencing wilderness It helps re-establishing the lost relationship between people and nature -> increased wilderness awarenessCentral Balkan ©Nanko Minkov
  25. 25. Fulufjället NP © Vitantonio Dell’Orto/exuviaphoto.com
  26. 26. Peneda-Geres NP © Marcos Veiga
  27. 27. Archipelago NP © Janne Görling
  28. 28. Borjomi-Kharagauli NP © Konstantin Gabrichidze
  29. 29. Majella NP © Bruno D’Amicis/brunodamicis.com
  30. 30. Oulanka NP © Kimmo Salminen
  31. 31. Soomaa NP © Arne Ader
  32. 32. PAN Parks works to protect Europe’swilderness, the continent’s mostundisturbed areas of nature www.panparks.org zkun@panparks.org

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