European Charter for Sustainable Tourism at Expo Milano 2015

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European Charter for sustainable tourism © EUROPARC Federation

European Charter for sustainable tourism © EUROPARC Federation

On the 9th September, Federparchi – EUROPARC Italy and the Italian Ministry of the Environment organized a seminar at EXPO Milano about the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (ECST) entitled “The Charter as a tool and certification for nature conservation, land management and dialogue between Parks, local businesses and tour operators” (La carta come strumento e certificazione per la tutela della natura, lo sviluppo del territorio e il dialogo tra parchi, imprese locali e tour operator).

Paulo Castro, council member of EUROPARC Federation, made a presentation about the Strategy of EUROPARC regarding the ECTS,  Javier Gomez Limón from EUROPARC Spain and Julia Steiner from EUROPARC France made a presentation about the 2nd and 3rd phases of the Charter, respectively.

Giampero Sammuri, President of Federparchi, highlighted the importance of the ECST for the Italian Protected Areas:

 (ECST) improves sustainable development and tourism management of protected areas, taking into account the necessities of the environment, local communities, business entrepreneurship and visitors.

Further information about the event can be found at Federparchi – EUROPARC Italy website and the presentations can be downloaded below.

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