2018 – Scotland

Workshop Outcomes

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”

Introduction: Parks for All, by Marina di Duca, VisitScotland

Case study: Connecting people of all abilities to nature at Loch Leven…successes and challenges, by Uwe Stoneman, RSPB Scotland

Case study: Auditing and Creating an inclusive trail, Access for All UK

Case study: Welcome to Inclusive Customer Service, by Gavin Neate, Neatebox

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

Case study: Land Reform in History

Case study: Access Rights in Scotland, by Scottish Natural Heritage

Case study: National Parks in Scotland, by Cairngorms National Park

20 – Youth Workshop Sessions

Read the outcomes of the Youth Workshop sessions here.