European Wilderness Academy Days 2019

May 27-29 2019

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Lungau, Austria

We warmly invite you to our Wilderness Academy Days.

Bringing together scientists, protected area managers, the European Wilderness Network and Wilderness advocates, we are hosting Europe’s only conference focusing on the last remaining Wilderness in Europe.

In 2019 we honour 5 years of European Wilderness Society, 10 years of European Wilderness Resolution and 55 years of US Wilderness Act. Join us!

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


This year we are inviting speakers for a range of themes; Wilderness in the US and Europe, Wilderness outreach, sustainable tourism, legal issues in Wilderness, beech forests, the European Wilderness Network, and more.

For a full insight into our themes, please see the schedule.

Film Festival

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

28 May | 19:00

This evening is also open to the public.

Extra Wilderness-fueled Day!

30 May there will be an additional Wilderness Academy Day for those interested. New to the Wilderness Academy for 2019, we offer a series of art and cultural themed Wilderness workshops, including Wilderness Writing and the European Outdoor Ethics programme. 

Pricing & Registration

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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.

Contact Us

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau