Wilderness Academy

May 27-29, 2019, Lungau Biosphere Reserve, Austria

We warmly invite you to our Wilderness Academy Days. We’ll cover Wilderness News, the European Beech Forest Network and celebrate the 5th anniversary of the European Wilderness Society.

About European Wilderness Society

Founded on more than 20 years of Wilderness work by our founders, the European Wilderness Society is the only Pan-European, Wilderness and environmental advocacy non-profit, non-government organisation. It has a dedicated multi-cultural and experienced team of Wilderness and wildlife specialists, nature conservationists, researchers and scientists, tourism experts, marketing and business professionals, legal advisors and Wilderness advocates, whose mission is to:

– identify

– designate

– steward

– promote

Europe’s last Wilderness, WILDCoasts, WILDForests, WILDIslands and WILDRivers.


This year we are inviting speakers for a range of themes; the status quo of European Wilderness, Fire management in Wilderness, the European Wilderness Network, WILDForests, WILDRivers, WILDCoasts and WILDIslands.

Film Festival

We will screen several award-winning films, showcasing large carnivores and Wilderness.

This evening is also open to the public.

Extra Wilderness-fueled Day!

30th May there will be an additional Wilderness Academy Day for those interested. We offer the option of an extra hike in the Biosphere Reserve Lungau, or new to the Wilderness Academy for 2019, a series of art and cultural themed Wilderness workshops. 

Featured Talks & Speakers

All of our speakers promise interesting, discussion-provoking talks on Wilderness and it’s stewardship, challenges and future.

Do you have a burning desire to speak? We’d love to hear, abstract submissions are still open. See here.

Date and time to be announced.

Pierre Ibisch

Wilderness in Germany

Date and time to be announced.

Max Rossberg

The Future of European Wilderness

Date and time to be announced.

Vlado Vancura

The European Wilderness Network

Pricing & Registration

Browse our FAQs for additional information, or contact us here.

Our new website is LIVE!

Dear Friends, Partners, fellow Wilderness-advocates, We have been working behind the scenes and our new website is now live! We warmly invite you to join us at the Wilderness Academy 2019, which will be held 27-31st May 2019, in the Lungau Biosphere Reserve, Austria....

Save the Date

You are warmly invited to join us 27-30th May 2019 in the Lungau Biosphere Reserve Lungau. We will be celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the European Wilderness Society, and will also host the first annual meeting of the European Beech Forest Network, and the first...

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Lungau

Austria’s largest Biosphere Reserve; 150,000 ha composed of high mountains and deep valleys.

Archive Wilderness Academy Gallery

A taste of what to expect at this years Wilderness Academy days.

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