Küre Mountains NP becomes a PAN Park

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  • I will speak about our roadmap to change and how we (together with you) enhance wilderness protection in Europe.
  • But do we actually deliver on this if we keep focusing only on verification?
  • Board + EU/EP + WWF
  • Küre Mountains NP becomes a PAN Park

    1. 1. PROTECTING EUROPE’S WILDERNESS From peaks to coast Zoltan Kun, Executive Director PAN Parks FoundationPaanajärvi NP © Viktor Gritsuk
    2. 2. Who we are PAN Parks is the only European-wide organisation focusing on the protection of wilderness areas Photo: Simon KertysPaanajärvi NP ©Viktor Gritsuk © Bruno D’Amicis
    3. 3. What we do PAN Parks works to protect Europe’s wilderness , the continent’s most undisturbed areas of naturePaanajärvi NP ©Viktor Gritsuk
    4. 4. The Million Project To ensure guaranteed protection of 1 million hectares of wilderness in Europe by 2015 Our collective plan to lift wilderness protection in EuropeArchipelago NP © Seppo Keränen
    5. 5. What we have achieved so far Over 560 000 ha of wilderness by 8 October 2012 Wilderness momentum • European Parliament’s special report on wilderness • European Commission- ‘Agenda for Wilderness’ • Wilderness in Biodiversity Strategy©iStock/Graeme Purdy
    6. 6. European Wilderness Preservation System
    7. 7. Conservation success Kure Mountains National Park become the first wilderness in the PAN Parks Network in Turkey 15 years of hard work Large wilderness zonePaanajärvi NP © PNP Archives
    8. 8. Incredible biodiversityRetezat NP © Mihai Moiceanu
    9. 9. Beautiful unspoiled naturePaanajärvi NP ©Viktor Gritsuk
    10. 10. Wilderness for people - people for wildernessBorjomi-Kharagauli NP © Kote Gabrichidze
    11. 11. PAN Parks works to protect Europe’swilderness, the continent’s mostundisturbed areas of nature www.panparks.org

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