1st WILDERNESS WEBINAR
18 DECEMBER 2013
repeated on the 9 January 2014 and later
available online
Organised by the Europea...
SUBJECTS
Introduction of the EWS
The outcomes of WILD10 and how these are
linked to EWS
Explaining the threefold mission
S...
SPEAKERS
ZOLTAN KUN, wilderness advocate at EWS, former
director of PAN Parks, WCPA member, member of
IUCN’s Wilderness Sp...
RULES & SCHEDULE
5 MINUTES SHORT INTRODUCTION
2 * 20 MINUTES PRESENTATIONS
15 MINUTES FOR ANSWERING QUESTIONS
QUESTIONS CA...
ON THE WAY FOR A WILDER EUROPE
SETTING UP THE
EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY
ZOLTAN KUN
Wilderness Advocate
European Wilderne...
BUILDING ON ACHIEVEMENTS
European Parliament Resolution on wilderness
EC Message from Prague
1 million hectares in a netwo...
POLITICAL OPPORTUNITIES vs
ACHIEVEMENT ON THE GROUND
Management guidance for N2000 managers
available
Wilderness register ...
WILD 10 – A NEW OPPORTUNITY

Launching the Vision for a Wilder Europe
Launching the 1st European Wilderness Map
but the ev...
A VISION FOR A
WILDER EUROPE

Saving our wilderness
Restoring wilderness
Allowing wildlife
comeback
For all!
EUROPEAN WILD...
RESOLUTIONS OF WILD10
Out of 33 resolutions 10 deal with Europe
from being country specific (protecting wildland in
Scotla...
BUILDING OF THE OUTCOMES OF
WILD10
Adopt the 5% target of wilderness cover in
Europe
Look for more public engagement
Save ...
Setting up a new entity to bring
wilderness closer to people!
EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY

18/12/2013
EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY
Focuses on
• Europe
• Wilderness
• People = Society
An inclusive organisation which is registe...
WHO WE ARE
Individuals who have involved in wilderness protection for
a long time:
1. Steve Carver, research fellow
2. Mar...
MEMBERSHIP BASED ORGANISATION
We are looking for individual and institutional members
• Protected areas
• Goverment agenci...
THREEFOLD MISSION
We want more and better protected wilderness in Europe,
so therefore we are looking for
1. identifying, ...
WILD DREAM
5%
WILDERNESS
COVER IN
EUROPE

EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY

18/12/2013
ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR
At the beginning of November we set up our
website at http://wilderness-society.org
One stop shop for ...
ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR
Starting a wilderness newsletter with over
1100 subscriber in 2 weeks!
Bi-weekly production

EUROPEAN ...
ENGAGING IN SOCIAL MEDIA

Three platforms are set up, but we will likely
set up more for videos and pictures in 2014

EURO...
WILDERNESS DESIGNATION
Strong advocacy work in Brussels and beyond
European Wilderness Convention
Partnership with Lumina ...
INSPIRING EUROPEANS
Providing benefits for local communities
Allowing visitors to enjoy wilderness
Linking wilderness to u...
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
We are working with tourism companies to
involve tourists in protecting wilderness
We are engaging in ca...
FUNDRAISING
We want to work with protected area
managers to develop wilderness related
proposals which donors can finance
...
COMMUNICATION
Bi-lingual website
Bi-weekly e-newsletter
New printed European Wilderness Journal for PA
managers, scientist...
PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS EUROPE
Representation in different countries (positive
signals from Italy, Greece, UK, Bulgaria)
In or...
THANK YOU!
http://wilderness-society.org

zoltan.kun@wilderness-society.org
Join us on
EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY

18/12/...
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Introduction to European Wilderness Society

  1. 1. 1st WILDERNESS WEBINAR 18 DECEMBER 2013 repeated on the 9 January 2014 and later available online Organised by the European Wilderness Society (EWS)
  2. 2. SUBJECTS Introduction of the EWS The outcomes of WILD10 and how these are linked to EWS Explaining the threefold mission Setting up and enlarging the European Wilderness Preservation System EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  3. 3. SPEAKERS ZOLTAN KUN, wilderness advocate at EWS, former director of PAN Parks, WCPA member, member of IUCN’s Wilderness Specialists Group, Transboundary PAs Group and Tourism and PAs Group VLADIVOJ VANCURA, wilderness advocate at EWS, former conservation manager of PAN Parks, WCPA member and frequent volunteer of Parks Canada EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  4. 4. RULES & SCHEDULE 5 MINUTES SHORT INTRODUCTION 2 * 20 MINUTES PRESENTATIONS 15 MINUTES FOR ANSWERING QUESTIONS QUESTIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED DURING THE PRESENTATIONS IN WRITING! EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  5. 5. ON THE WAY FOR A WILDER EUROPE SETTING UP THE EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY ZOLTAN KUN Wilderness Advocate European Wilderness Society
  6. 6. BUILDING ON ACHIEVEMENTS European Parliament Resolution on wilderness EC Message from Prague 1 million hectares in a network of wilderness areas  but are these enough to bring wilderness closer to people EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  7. 7. POLITICAL OPPORTUNITIES vs ACHIEVEMENT ON THE GROUND Management guidance for N2000 managers available Wilderness register is being produced for 39 countries  but people are getting increasingly isolated from wilderness and wildlife EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  8. 8. WILD 10 – A NEW OPPORTUNITY Launching the Vision for a Wilder Europe Launching the 1st European Wilderness Map but the event made clear that Europe is the only continent where wilderness protection is NOT the main conservation principle! EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  9. 9. A VISION FOR A WILDER EUROPE Saving our wilderness Restoring wilderness Allowing wildlife comeback For all! EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  10. 10. RESOLUTIONS OF WILD10 Out of 33 resolutions 10 deal with Europe from being country specific (protecting wildland in Scotland or Sumava in Czech Republic) to continent wide 1. Vision for a Wilder Europe 2. European Wilderness Convention Our wilderness advocates are behind the two above! The resolutions are available through our website! EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  11. 11. BUILDING OF THE OUTCOMES OF WILD10 Adopt the 5% target of wilderness cover in Europe Look for more public engagement Save all existing wilderness  NOT 1 m² of wilderness should be lost in Europe Promote natural processes for halting biodiversity loss EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  12. 12. Setting up a new entity to bring wilderness closer to people! EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  13. 13. EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY Focuses on • Europe • Wilderness • People = Society An inclusive organisation which is registered as an association in Austria, having representatives in various European countries EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  14. 14. WHO WE ARE Individuals who have involved in wilderness protection for a long time: 1. Steve Carver, research fellow 2. Mark Fisher, research fellow 3. Max Rossberg, tourism specialist 4. Vlado Vancura, conservation specialist 5. Susanne Werth, communications expert 6. Zoltan Kun, conservation specialist Advisors / Consulting bodies: Wild Europe, OETE, UNEP Grid Arendal, Wilderness Foundation UK, Wildland Research Institute EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  15. 15. MEMBERSHIP BASED ORGANISATION We are looking for individual and institutional members • Protected areas • Goverment agencies • Research institutes • Tourism and other for-profit companies Membership information will soon be available on our website Providing membership benefits! EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  16. 16. THREEFOLD MISSION We want more and better protected wilderness in Europe, so therefore we are looking for 1. identifying, designating, assisting in the management and lobbying for existing wilderness areas in Europe 2. increasing the total designated wilderness area in order to balance our human footprint in the continent 3. inspiring Europeans to care for our wild places across the continent EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  17. 17. WILD DREAM 5% WILDERNESS COVER IN EUROPE EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  18. 18. ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR At the beginning of November we set up our website at http://wilderness-society.org One stop shop for wilderness in Europe Readership from 56 countries including Africa and Latin America You can contribute with content generation • writing articles • providing research results EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  19. 19. ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR Starting a wilderness newsletter with over 1100 subscriber in 2 weeks! Bi-weekly production EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  20. 20. ENGAGING IN SOCIAL MEDIA Three platforms are set up, but we will likely set up more for videos and pictures in 2014 EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  21. 21. WILDERNESS DESIGNATION Strong advocacy work in Brussels and beyond European Wilderness Convention Partnership with Lumina Consult in Brussels EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  22. 22. INSPIRING EUROPEANS Providing benefits for local communities Allowing visitors to enjoy wilderness Linking wilderness to urban citizens Being a member of the society EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  23. 23. PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT We are working with tourism companies to involve tourists in protecting wilderness We are engaging in campaigns to bring wilderness closer to nature lovers who live in cities (eg Greening Budapest) EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  24. 24. FUNDRAISING We want to work with protected area managers to develop wilderness related proposals which donors can finance EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  25. 25. COMMUNICATION Bi-lingual website Bi-weekly e-newsletter New printed European Wilderness Journal for PA managers, scientists, policy makers and wilderness advocates (with ISBN number for libraries) Membership benefits from knowledge to training EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  26. 26. PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS EUROPE Representation in different countries (positive signals from Italy, Greece, UK, Bulgaria) In order to deliver more successes on public engagement we are working more with other organisations like WWF, OETE, UNWTO, Wild Foundation and various IUCN commissions such as WCPA EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013
  27. 27. THANK YOU! http://wilderness-society.org zoltan.kun@wilderness-society.org Join us on EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY 18/12/2013

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