European Wilderness Society

Europe´s leading wilderness organization

Identify Wilderness

The European Wilderness Society works with local partners and government agencies as well as protected area managers identifying Europe´s last primary and secondary wilderness areas.

Designate Wilderness

The European Wilderness Society through the European Wilderness Quality Standard and Audit System will designate those areas as certified European Wilderness Areas.


The European Wilderness Society assists local managers through training, consulting and education in the management of the certifiied wilderness areas to maintain and protect them for future generations.


The European Wilderness Society promotes the wilderness areas through extensive marketing communications measures as well as lobbying in the respective EU institutions.

Max A. .E. Rossberg

Max A. .E. Rossberg


International Marketing and Sustainable Development and Tourism Expert

Vlado Vancura

Vlado Vancura

Deputy Chairman and Director Wilderness Development

Conservation and Wilderness Specialist