New one-stop-shop for Wilderness in Europe

Former leaders of PAN Parks have set up the European Wilderness Society (EWS) with the aims “to safeguard European wilderness, the continent’s most undisturbed areas of nature for future generation.” The EWS has a developing set of well-resourced web pages that act as a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in wilderness in Europe.

Joint Venture with Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute

WRi has entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, Misoula funded by the US Forest Service on the project “Traditional phenological knowledge: Mapping support for case study descriptions of cultural resilience in fire-adapted ecosystems”. The project will last 12 months from June 2013 to June 2104 with $71,000 allocated … Read more Joint Venture with Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute

Consultation on core wild land areas in Scotland

SNH has published today a consultation paper on its Core areas of wild land map.  This follows on from the Scottish Government’s consultations earlier this year on the National Planning Framework 3 and Scottish Planning Policy. The consultation runs for 7 weeks and closes on Friday 20 December.  Click here to view the consultation paper. … Read more Consultation on core wild land areas in Scotland

Reporting the European Wilderness register and indicator

The draft European Wilderness Register and spatial indicator have been reported in various magazines after it’s launch at WILD10. The work by Alterra (University of Wageningen), WRi and PAN Parks has been report in Geoconnexion (a GIS trade magazine) and Consumer Magazine (Spain). An article by Dr Carver is also due out shortly in the Geographical Association … Read more Reporting the European Wilderness register and indicator

Wild Nephin

Conference presentations for Wilderness in a Modified European Landscape now available. The conference was held in Westport, County Mayo, on 14th May – 16th May 2013 during Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.  The aim was to bring together current and possible future approaches to rewilding modified landscapes, particularly on former plantation forest … Read more Wild Nephin

Wild Ennerdale Meeting

WRi attended the  Wild Ennerdale 10th Anniversary meeting 25-27 June 2013, famously walking in to the Ennerdale Valley from Seathwaite, spending the night next to Innominate Tarn near Haystacks: See our Flickr pages for photos and video.

WILD10… WRi plays a key role.

The Wildland Research Institute played a key role in WILD10, the 10th World Wilderness Congress (WWC), which was held in Salamanca, Spain, between 4-10 October.  Entitled  “Make the World a Wilder Place”,  WRi gave two plenary talks, launched a new, draft Vision for a wilder Europe, wrote/contributed to 5 congress resolutions, moderated 6 sessions, delivered upwards of 10 papers… … Read more WILD10… WRi plays a key role.