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Youth Eco Activism in Slovakia: Case of Wolf – Forest Protection Movement

Radoslav Hlúšek
Published Online: 2015-11-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/eas-2015-0010


The study deals with the activism of young Slovak people on the field of ecology and conservation of Slovak nature. As an example of this kind of activism Wolf - Forest Protection Movement was selected because it is the most active and most successful environmental organization in Slovakia. The main objective of this case study is to describe and analyse organisational structure and activities of Wolf on the background of wider general and theoretical framework what enables to classify this organisation in wide spectrum of youth activism, especially youth environmental activism in Slovakia. Apart from theoretical approach, organisational structure and broad range of activities of Wolf the study presents also political and civic attitudes of its young members, financing of the organisation and attractiveness of Wolf to young people in Slovakia.

Keywords: youth; activism; conservation; environment; Slovakia; Wolf


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Published Online: 2015-11-26

Published in Print: 2015-06-01

Citation Information: Ethnologia Actualis, Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 91–112, ISSN (Online) 1339-7877, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/eas-2015-0010.

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