Workshop Presentations 2018

This year 2018, the EUROPARC Conference in Cairngorms National Park hosted 18 different workshop covering relevant topics on Protected Area Management and Nature Conservation. Below you can find a complete list of the workshops and download the presentations:

01 – Changing Landscapes – Managing perceptions and expectation of natural and anthropogenic changes in protected landscapes

Introduction: Change vs Stasis, by Matthew Hawkins – Cairngorms National Park Authority, UK

Presentation: Landscape Institute for Scotland’s vision “Landscape for Scotland”, by Rachel Tennant – Landscape Institute for Scotland, UK

Presentation: Heritage perspective on landscape change, by Robin Turner – Historic Environment Scotland, UK

Case study: Making landscape better – Landscape Quality Objectives link, by Euan Smith – Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks, UK

Case study: Valuing wildness and mapping wild land project, by Simon Brooks – Scottish Natural Heritage, UK

Case study: A concept of landscape as a ‘perception of place’, by Rod Lovie – University of the Highlands and Islands, UK

02 – Native Woodland: creation and restoration on a landscape scale

Case study: Native Woodland: Creation and restoration on a landscape scale, by Gordon Robertson – Assynt  Foundation, UK

Case study: Native woodland restoration: experiences from Serra de Guadarrama National Park, by Aurora de la Rosa Lopez – Serra de Guadarrama National Park, ES

Case study: Cairngorms Connect, by Graeme Prest – Forestry Commission Scotland, UK.

03 – Peatlands in Natura 2000: maintenance and restoration possibilities

Case study: Restoration of drained and mined mires in the Sumava National Park, by Ivana Bufková – Sumava National Park, CZ

Case study: Peatland Restoration in Latvia – experiences and lessons learnt, by Māra Pakalne – University if Latvia, LV

04 – Fear versus facts: effective communication, a means to improve coexistence with large carnivores in protected areas

Case study: Campo Grande Group, a social mediation initiative on coexistence between the Iberian wolf and pastoralism, by Pedro M. Herrera -Fundación Entretantos, ES

Case study: Communicating the Wolf: Suggestions to do it better, by Irene Borgna – Alpi Marittime Protected Area, IT

Case study: Euro Large Carnivores in Brief, by László Patkó – WWF Hungary, HU

05 – Developing the European Approach to Healthy Parks, Healthy People – From principles to practice in delivering healthier outcomes for people and nature

Case study: Developing an approach to Healthy Parks, Healthy People – from principles to practice, EUROPARC Health Commission

Case study: Active Cairngorms, by Adam Streeter Smith – Cairngorms National Park Authority, UK

Case study: Engaging Youth. Creating Connection, by Lily Brown – Parks Victoria, AU

Case study: Ecological Restoration both for Ecological Health and Human Health, by Zerrin Kaarslan, TR

06 – Outdoor Sports in Protected Areas: a tool for social inclusion

Case study: Expertise and Sports Performance Resource Centre, by CREPS, FR

Film by Creps: https://youtu.be/wASPhsq9j5E

07 – Getting the measure of sustainable tourism

Case study: Comparative Analysis between the European Tourism Indicators (ETIS) for Sustainable Destinations and the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (ECST) for Tourism Businesses, by Marta Francisco – Universidade do Minho, PT

Case study: CEETO – Central Europe Ecotourism: Tools for Nature Protection, by Giacomo Benelli, EUROPARC Federation

08 – Visitors flow management in Protected Areas

Introduction: Visitor flow management in Protected Areas, by Luís Monteiro – University of Life Sciences Prague, CZ

Case study: Strategies and Practices for Managing Levels of Visitor Use – The case of the Pruhonice Park, by Luís Monteiro – University of Life Sciences Prague, CZ

Case study: Visitor flow management in the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, by Kenny Auld – Loch Lomond and The Trossacs National Park Authority, UK

Case study: Strategy for regulating public use in Collserola Park (Barcelona): a permanent and constant challenge, by Marià Martí – Collserola Park, ES

09- Natural heritage and cultural identity: the role of interpretation

Case study: Natural heritage and cultural identity: the role of interpretation, by Interpret Europe

10 – Unleashing people power for effective coastal and marine protected areas

Case study: An Island Community Marine Protected Area, by Howard Hood – Isle of Arran C.O.A.S.T, UK

Case study: Building the community voice within marine conservation and management in Scotland, by Kerri Whiteside – Fauna & Flora International

11 – Green Jobs for all. Is it time to promote socio-economic development of protected areas to retain our young people? How to do it and what would be the limits?

Introduction: Green Jobs for all!, by Teresa Pastor, EUROPARC Federation

Case study: Partnerships, Economy and Community, by Murray Ferguson – Cairngorms National Park Authority, UK

Case study: How the Public Sector supports Green Jobs in the Cairngorms, by Jim Savege – Abeerdenshire Council, UK

Case study: John Muir Trust: Green Jobs for all – Retaining our young people, by Toby Clark – John Muir Trust, UK

Case study: Odisseu – programme to promote the return of rural youth and employment, by Teresa Castellà Gardenyes – Odisseu, ES

12 – Parks for All. How to deliver the best experience to visitors and the benefits of “Accessible Tourism”

Information will be soon available.

13 – Farmers and protected areas – how Protected Areas can preserve vibrant rural territories and living landscapes in partnership in particular with young farmers

Introduction: How Protected Areas can preserve vibrant rural territories and living landscapes in partnership with young farmers, by Stefania Petrosillo – EUROPARC Federation

Case study: Alimentem Collserola! Promoting farming for an agroecological transition in Collserola, by Annaïs Sastre Morató – Arran de Terra, ES

Case study: How to involve young farmers and connect agriculture with tourism to protect nature and to develop sustainably the rural area, by Valeria Palasciano – Dune Costiere Regional Park, IT

15 – Social, Digital, Virtual – Communication 4.0 in Parks

Case study: Big Cats and Augmented Reality, by Hayk Tiraturyan – WWF Armenia, AM

Case study: The Mobile APP of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, by Zeljko Rendulic – Plitvice Lakes National Park, HR

16 – New ways for building professional capacities

Introduction: New Ways for Building Professional Capacities, by Neil McIntosh – EUROPARC Federation

Case study: Competent Natura 2000 Managers, by Erika Stanciu – ProPark Foundation, RO

17 – Climate change and protected areas: from education to action?

Introduction: Climate change and protected areas: from education to action, by Marta Múgica and Maria Munoz – EUROPARC Spain, ES

18 – Nature education – protected areas as learning places

Case study: Nature education in Lake Saimaa, by Tiina Linsén – Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife, Finland, FI

Case study: Raising affinity to nature through learning by doing, by Elina Pilke- Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife, Finland, FI

Case study: Non-formal education system in Estonia, by Nele Sõber – Estonian Environmental Board, EE

Case study: Nature education trends in Latvia, by Baiba Ralle – Nature Conservation  Agency of Latvia, LV

19 – Land Reform, Land Management and Scottish National Parks

Information will be soon available.

20 – Youth Workshop Sessions

Read the outcomes of the Youth Workshop sessions here.