European Wilderness Network: Wilderness of Ukraine

2020thu07may16:30thu17:30European Wilderness Network: Wilderness of UkraineWebinar16:30 - 17:30(GMT+02:00) View in my timeConferenceWebinars

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In the past years, more than 41 Wilderness Areas from 17 countries joined the European Wilderness Network. The European Wilderness Network is therefore Europe’s and one of the world’s largest Network of Wilderness areas. The team of the European Wilderness Society visited each of theses the wildest places in Europe in the last years. We meticulously researched, personally visited, audited and certified each Wilderness on whether it complies with the European Wilderness Quality Standard and Audit System developed and updated by more than 230 Wilderness advocates.

All Wilderness, WILDForests, WILDRivers, WILDIslands and WILDCoasts in the European Wilderness Network are unique and represent the best and wildest places in Europe. They cover a multitude of different habitats, are all governed by natural processes and non-intervention stewardship techniques. These areas are worth a trip to visit to see how nature thrives without us, humans interfering.

We will share the European Wilderness with you, to share with you the wildness of our civilised continent. In the third webinar of this series, we will explore the Wilderness of Ukraine.



    • 05/05/2020
    • 15:00 Greetings15:00 - 15:05Greetings and introduction to the Zoom platformSpeakers: Vlado Vancura

    • 15:05 Presentation15:05 - 15:50Presentation of the European Wilderness Network with the focus on UkraineSpeakers: Vlado Vancura

    • 15:50 Question And Answer Session15:50 - 16:05Question And Answer SessionSpeakers: Vlado Vancura

    • 16:05 Wrap-Up16:05 - 16:15Closing wordsSpeakers: Vlado Vancura

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(Thursday) 16:30 - 17:30 CET(GMT+02:00) View in my time

Speakers for this event

  • Iryna Shchoka

    Iryna Shchoka

    Sustainable Tourism and Youth Education Expert

    I am a creative and experienced project manager, tried and tested economist, dedicated to her job.

    I started my career at the UniCreditBank Ukraine in 2002 as an economist and finished in 2011 as a branch office head.

    In 2006 I coordinated for the Ukrainian NGO FORZA a Cluster analysis of the forest sector of the Carpathian region of Ukraine which also included sustainable tourism and local communities wellbeing issues, supported SMEs in marketing and in state-private partnership activities, implemented climate change mitigation and adaptation measures project.

    Since 2013 I implemented the project “Cross-Road Connections” which aimed to improve of environmental situation of small Ukrainian cities and educated adults and teenagers. From 2012 until the end of 2014 I worked as a project manager and developer at the “Agency of Regional Development and Cross-Border Co-operation “Transcarpathia” of Zakarpattya Oblast Council”.

    At the European Wilderness Society I am focusing my work on Youth Education in the Carpathians as well as assisting in other European projects. I am also the focal point for our Ukrainian European Wilderness Network partners.

    I am fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, English, Hungarian, Slovakian and started to learn the German language.

    Sustainable Tourism and Youth Education Expert

  • Vlado Vancura

    Vlado Vancura

    Vice-chairman of the European Wilderness Society

    Vlado Vancura gained his international nature and forestry expertise by graduating from the Forest University and Natural Resources Management, in Zvolen, Slovakia. In the following several decades he collected extensive experience with Wilderness and natural resources management all across the world. He worked in numerous nature oriented jobs as a full time, seasonal or free lance consultant in Slovakia, Russia, Hungary, United States with the U.S. National Park Service and in Canada with Parks Canada.

    As the deputy chairman of the European Wilderness Society he is based in the Slovakian part of Carpathian Mountains, right at the edge of the famous Tatras National Park. His enthusiasm motivate various groups and stakeholders to contribute to the protection of European Wilderness Heritage and encourage them to become a Wilderness Advocate.

    Vice-chairman of the European Wilderness Society

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