Community Science Project: communicating, engaging, empowering
The Moors for the Future, Community Science Project was one of the Highly Commended Case studies of our Natura 2000 Communications Award.
It unfolds the community potential in preserving our protected areas and provides us excellent ideas on how to wisely engage, by making good use of the latest technologies. It is more than merely communicating, it is about giving people an active role!
Implemented in 2013 for the protection of the South Pennine Moors Special Area of Conservation, at the Peak District National Park, UK, it has been designed for “inspiring and engaging local communities and visitors with their moorlands through providing opportunity, training and materials to enable wide spread ecological and environmental monitoring to take place.”
For the past 2 years, volunteers, tourists, schools and locals have been engaged in several conservation actions, within and innovative approach.
“Citizen science offers a fantastic opportunity to communicate and connect communities with their natural environment; empowering people to positively contribute to the protection of their environment by teaching new skills and sharing knowledge, changing public perceptions and taking ownership of the evidence which guides those who manage the world we live in.”
Learn more about the project by visiting their site, facebook or twitter and download below the complete case study.
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