Forest management in the Carpathians

2021thu25feb14:00thu15:00Forest management in the Carpathians14:00 - 15:00(GMT+01:00) View in my time

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Vlado Vancura, an expert in forestry and Wilderness conservation, will tell us about his decade-long experience with forest management in the Carpathian Mountains in Slovakia. The history of forests in Slovakia has been moved, with many changes in use and ownership. Nowadays, the Carpathians are home to some of the largest old-growth forests and wildlife populations in Europe. But these natural treasures are under threat by an ever increasing demand for timber. In addition, climate change and the bark beetle are changing and damaging forests all across Slovakia.

The Carpathians are  an extremely important part of European forest. Which experiences exist with active and passive forest management in this corner of Europe and why is sound forest management so important? 
This presentation not only answers these kind of questions, but will also provide an analysis of many other relevant subjects such as the uniqueness of the Carpathian forest, the history of Slovakian forestry and current challenges and trends. 

Vlado Vancura

This is a bilingual webinar in English and German.


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European Wilderness Society

Max A E Rossberg Dechant Franz Fuchs Str. 5

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(Thursday) 14:00 - 15:00 CET(GMT+01:00) View in my time

Speakers for this event

  • 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

Supported by:

Bundesministerium für Landwirtschaft, Regionen und Tourismus

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