Borders Forest Trust purchases Talla & Gameshope, adjacent to Carrifran Wildwood

Borders Forest Trust has secured possession of 1,832 hectares (4,527 acres) of the Talla and Gameshope estate, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. This new site is larger than all of the BFT existing sites put together, and our first major site within the Borders. The land includes the stunning valley of the Gameshope … Read more Borders Forest Trust purchases Talla & Gameshope, adjacent to Carrifran Wildwood

WLi member wins Royal Geographical Society postgraduate award

  Jonathan Carruthers-Jones has won the Royal Geographical Society’s (with IBG) Planning and Environment Research Group (PERG) prize. The prize is an annual postgraduate award for the best Masters dissertation in environmental planning, policy and governance. Jonathan completed his MSc at the Centre for Mountain Studies part of the University of the Highlands and Islands. … Read more WLi member wins Royal Geographical Society postgraduate award

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