Interesting article in the Guardian: Paul Kingsnorth on the environment of environmentalism. In the context of the recent and on-going world-wide political shake-up, where has, does and could the environmental movement put its focus and sense of founding principals. Or, to put it another way, why are the jerks winning, and what are they harnessing that is important for all to consider? A sense of place – which can either be the well-spring of nationalism and xenophobia, or could be a way of tapping into people’s love for – and guardianship – of their home.
Published 14 March 2016, on the EWS Website:
“Albania is considered as a significant portion of the last piece of large scale wilderness in Europe!
A short glimpse from the outside can create a feeling that finally at least in this country a large piece of real European wilderness can be secured. Several protected areas have been established in the past years to create conditions for longterm protection of biodiversity and natural values of this country. However, a closer look at the situation reveals that only limited interest was expressed to protect the most important heritage of this country – Wilderness.”