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Conference on Wilderness and Old-Growth Forest in Europe

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This event comes at a critical moment with opportunity to influence policy on old growth forest & wilderness habitats in Europe

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Addressing the challenges facing wilderness and old growth forest, the conference is organised by Wild Europe.

Its two main objectives are:

  • To produce new initiatives aimed at strengthening the protection agenda and supporting larger scale ecological restoration, on the 10th anniversary of our involvement in the 2009 EU Parliamentary Resolution on wilderness, passed by a massive and enduring 538 vote mandate
  • To determine and develop next steps for the old growth forest protection strategy, building on the projects initiated with the 550,000 euro raised since our Brussels conference in 2017

The conference is held against a background where destruction and degradation of habitat in Europe is worsening even in supposedly protected areas, illegal and inappropriate logging is widespread and there are growing challenges from climate change, and political indifference.

Equally there are significant positive opportunities to be secured from new national initiatives and effective use of a nature enterprise funding agenda. Additionally the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy, a New Green Deal, guidelines for the new European Commission – all to be determined in the next few months with impact on EU and non-EU states alike.

With a strong focus on climate change and utilising ecosystem services, the programme will include:

  • Launch of a European Wilderness Forum, to provide collective representation for the key areas in Europe
  • A new practical toolkit for fund raising and application of wild nature enterprise
  • Addressing the rapidly growing wood fuel energy threat
  • Key elements for a 10 year restoration strategy
  • Introducing the new IUCN Task Force on Rewilding
  • Expansion of the citizen app combating illegal logging in Romania to other countries
  • Results of mapping and carbon projects for primary/old growth forest, with development of an Early Warning System
  • Sharing best management Guidelines between EU and non EU states
  • Extending the Wilderness Register to non-EU states

More information on the programme and Wild Europe here

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