IUCN - WILD10 presentation, 9 days to Make the World a Wilder Place!

WILD10 presentation, 9 days to Make the World a Wilder Place!

11 April 2013 | News story

In the historic Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid, CSIC, WILD10, the 10th World Wilderness Congress was presented yesterday to the Spanish society and the media. This event serves as a news flash of Congress to the media and offers the opportunity to present its central theme: 'Make the World a Wilder Place'.

In the historic Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid, CSIC, WILD10, the 10th World Wilderness Congress was presented yesterday to the Spanish society and the media. This event serves as a news flash of Congress to the media and offers the opportunity to present its central theme: 'Make the World a Wilder Place'.

WILD10 will take place in Salamanca from 4 to 10 October 2013 under the Honorary Presidency of H.M. Queen Sofia and fostered by The Wild Foundation, a prestigious American NGO which understands Nature conservation as the essential basis of human wellbeing.

The world’s longest running conservation event arrives for the first time in a country of the Mediterranean basin. It does so invited by the Government of Spain, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and with the collaboration of numerous NGOs, companies and institutions from all over the world, that support this gathering and participation initiative focused upon Nature and its preservation.

This 10th edition of the World Wilderness Congress pays special attention to the outstanding recovery of Europe’s Nature over the last decades, caused by a combination of protection and restoration policies, social recognition of its ecological and economic value, and the abandonment of rural areas. For this reason, the conceptual debate of the Congress will revolve around ‘A New Conservation Vision for Europe’ and ‘The Birth of a New Europe’, under WILD10’s general mottos Make the World a Wilder Place!

WILD10 will be a global, significant and innovative event, that will provide a social gathering in the broadest sense, as it invites all social, scientific, political and business sectors to participate, as well as public and private nature conservation managers. It promotes their engagement in conservation in an active way that encourages creativity and the beginning of durable collaborative strategies.

WILD10 estimates the attendance of 1,200 delegates from over 50 countries and targets 100,000 fans to stream online.

Among the main partners of WILD10 are: The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment The US Land Management and Environmental Federal Agencies, Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente Foundation, Naturaleza y Hombre Foundation, WWF, CONAMA Foundation, SEO BirdLife, WCPA/IUCN, GEF, Conservation International, Rewilding Europe, Wild Wonders of Europe, DUH, Nature Needs Half, FEADER, Frankfurt Zoological Society, PanParks, Wild Europe, Oceana, Pontificia of Salamanca University, Salamanca University, Salamanca Council, EuroParc, Wilderness Foundation, Zoological Society of London, University of Leeds, The Club of Rome, Czech Globe, Project Noah, iLCP, FULCRUM, Wild Europe, , Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg, Waste Free Oceans Foundation, The Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, The Murie Center, Wallace Global Fund, CEUCE, Sanctuary Asia, Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation, CoalitionWILD and The Royal Botanical Garden, CSIC.


For further info: Mar Ramírez


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