The word Aevis comes from Latin and expresses something very old, something which lasts from the beginning of time. Wilderness is part of this ancient story. Thousands of generations of organisms lived on Earth before us. They left us a wonderful and diverse world filled with treasures accumulated since the beginning of time. These treasures can not be protected as dead exhibits in museums. The ancient story can only continue with live actors, as part of a free nature. Many people, who want to see and experience wilderness, live among us. And we are one of them. We decided that we will no longer rely on the state. We believe in the power of people who want to support us and help us to create large areas of free nature.
With the funds raised from supporters and sponsors we will support a creation of large protected areas of a new type in The Carpathian Mountains. Natural processes will be protected in these areas in all their richness. Of course people observing wildlife will be welcome there. The foundation will also support a nature-oriented tourism that is necessary to ensure the permanence of protection of the large wilderness areas as an important part of the local economy and additional resources for the management and expansion of protected areas. We believe that this model will be successful and together we will create more space for wilderness.
Erik Baláž, Chairman of the Board, Aevis Foundation