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PROTECTING EUROPE’S  WILDERNESS  ACROSS BOUNDARIES  Zoltan Kun, Executive Director  PAN Parks FoundationPaanajärvi NP © Vi...
Who we are   PAN Parks is the only European-wide organisation   focusing on the protection of wilderness areas  Photo: Sim...
What we do   PAN Parks works to protect Europe’s wilderness ,   the continent’s most undisturbed areas of naturePaanajärvi...
The Million Project   To ensure guaranteed protection of   1 million hectares of wilderness   in Europe by 2015   Our coll...
What we have achieved so far                       Approximately 400 000 ha of                       wilderness by 9 July ...
European Wilderness Preservation System
Conservation success    Oulanka / Paanajärvi become the first    transboundary wilderness in the PAN Parks    Network    1...
The largest wilderness    (PaNP)Retezat NP © Mihai Moiceanu
Beautiful unspoiled naturePaanajärvi NP ©Viktor Gritsuk
Wilderness for people - people for wildernessBorjomi-Kharagauli NP © Kote Gabrichidze
PAN Parks works to protect Europe’swilderness, the continent’s mostundisturbed areas of nature         www.panparks.org
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Oulanka pa np_august2012

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this is the presentation given during the certification of Oulanka/Paanajärvi Transboundary PAN Parks in Kuusamo on 13 August 2012.

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  1. 1. PROTECTING EUROPE’S WILDERNESS ACROSS BOUNDARIES 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 Approximately 400 000 ha of wilderness by 9 July 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 Oulanka / Paanajärvi become the first transboundary wilderness in the PAN Parks Network 10 years of hard work Largest wilderness zone, but....Paanajärvi NP © PNP Archives
  8. 8. The largest wilderness (PaNP)Retezat 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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