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From this section, all News previously listed in the relative categories, Tourism, Nature, Culture, are following reported by their date of publishing.

The Agenda for sustainable and competitive tourism
The Agenda for sustainable and competitive tourism
The competitiveness of the European tourism industry is closely linked to its sustainability, as the quality of tourist destinations is strongly influenced by their natural and cultural environment and their integration into the local community.  The Agenda for sustainable and competitive...

dec 20, 2013 / Read more »

EUROPARC Federation- 8th European Network Meeting
EUROPARC Federation- 8th European Network Meeting
To celebrate 40 years Working for Nature, EUROPARC, in collaboration with the Marche Region, is delighted to invite you, on the 6th of November in Brussels, to a special event on Sustainable Tourism and Biodiversity in Protected Areas. The day event will include the 8th European Charter Network...

oct 08, 2013 / Read more »

Environmental preservation in Spain
Environmental preservation in Spain
Spain knows that environmental preservation is a global matter, which is why it has been included in several protection programmes. To preserve its wetlands, Spain participates in the Ramsar Agreement List with 68 classified spaces. Agreements are also in place within the framework of the European...

jun 05, 2013 / Read more »

Environmental Education and Sustainable Development
Environmental Education and Sustainable Development
Awareness, information, training, education and cooperation are recognized as driving forces for sustainable development. More than a leverage means, education must be set as a priority in order to be fully represented in the resolution of ecological, economic and social issues. In a dynamic and...

feb 12, 2013 / Read more »

Climate change and Alpine space
Climate change and Alpine space
Tourism is closely related to climate variations, especially in mountain regions where, without snow it is not possible to ski and therefore are heavily dependent on snow precipitations. But what are the expected effects of an increase in temperature? How could climate change affect the economic...

dec 10, 2012 / Read more »

Networking for Nature
Networking for Nature
In a landmark decision, two of Europe's biggest nature conservation NGO's, the EUROPARC Federation and Eurosite, agreed to come together and form a new united network purpose-built to meet nature’s needs in the years ahead. Both NGOs will invest in the development of a new strategy,...

nov 26, 2012 / Read more »

Spiritual tourism in Macedonia
Spiritual tourism in Macedonia
Often only the most determined tourists get there, those who do not give up when they meet the first obstacles. But when (and if) they get there, they find oases of peace and serenity. Macedonia's monasteries, a unique resource for tourism 

nov 15, 2012 / Read more »

Best practices for biodiversity in urban areas
Best practices for biodiversity in urban areas
On behalf of the Swiss Federal Office for Environment (FOEN) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), I have the great pleasure to invite you to the side-event “Best practices for biodiversity conservation in European urban areas” during the Eleventh meeting of the...

oct 05, 2012 / Read more »

Periurban parks
Periurban parks
The PERIURBAN Project uses interregional exchange of experiences to improve policies on management of natural periurban areas. It focuses specifically on policy and management solutions to mitigate pressures on biodiversity. Focus on the creation and management of parks in natural periurban areas,...

sep 18, 2012 / Read more »

Periurban Parks, 24TH-26TH OCT/2012
Periurban Parks, 24TH-26TH OCT/2012
PERIURBAN is a regional initiative project, which uses interregional exchange of experiences to improve policies on management of natural suburban areas. PERIURBAN focuses specifically on policy and management solutions to mitigate pressures on biodiversity. Focus on the creation and management of...

aug 30, 2012 / Read more »

A book on local investment
A book on local investment
Michael Shuman, in his recent book Local Dollars, Local Sense, presents extensive and concrete examples of local communities that are redirecting the investments of ordinary Americans away from Wall Street and back to local community and small business. The ideas proposed include cooperative...

aug 24, 2012 / Read more »

European Heat Pump Forum
European Heat Pump Forum
The European Heat Pump Association organizes its 5th European Heat Pump Forum, which will be held in Milan this year on the 8th of May. This high level conference will focus on the European Heat Pump Market with a special angle on implementation of EU legislation in one of the growing heat pump...

apr 23, 2012 / Read more »

Green and Blue Space
Green and Blue Space
The Municipality of Faenza has implemented a bio-neighbourhood incentive programme for developers. This is included in their Town Planning Regulations. The incentive programme aims to achieve energy savings, promote aesthetic qualities of neighbourhoods, and also create better microclimate...

apr 23, 2012 / Read more »

EAWAG - sustainable building ideas
EAWAG - sustainable building ideas
The Zentrum Chriesbach was inaugurated in 2006 and offers a new perspective in terms of sustainable office buildings. Most of the energy targets have been met. Key features: - Chimney effect in the atrium to cool the building overnight in the summer. This ventilation, combined with air supplied...

apr 15, 2012 / Read more »

Parco Ticino, a new model of territorial Development
Parco Ticino, a new model of territorial Development
The FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) and WWF Italy organised the seminar “ Parco Ticino, a new model of territorial Development” with the participation of Piero Gnudi, minister of regional affairs, tourism and sport. The aim of the meeting was to discuss about the Project of builging a...

apr 13, 2012 / Read more »

15th European Forum on Urban Forestry
15th European Forum on Urban Forestry
The conference will focus on “Urban Forests – Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Maintenance”, a topic that will highlight the crucial role played by urban forests in delivering essential ecosystem services for people in urban landscapes, especially in relation to the problem of...

apr 13, 2012 / Read more »

Forests, health and climate change
Forests, health and climate change
How many of us love strolling through parks and green spaces in cities, tending our gardens and filling our homes with green plants? Access to green environments makes us happier and our bodies healthier. Scientific studies show that urban forests and green spaces help improve physical health and...

mar 29, 2012 / Read more »

Green Week 2012
Green Week 2012
Green Week is the biggest annual conference on European environment policy. The coming edition will take place from 22 to 25 May 2012 in Brussels, and theme is "Water". This valuable resource needs to be used properly and sparingly, making sure that we have enough for all of its uses,...

mar 13, 2012 / Read more »

Forest for People
Forest for People
The next May 22 - 24, 2012, will be held the First Conference “Forest for People” in Alpbach, Austria. The main themes of the conference are: - Livelihoods - issues of agro-forestry, food security, fuels, poverty alleviation, and human dislocation. - Health, Recreation and...

mar 06, 2012 / Read more »

New London Airport ideas threaten bird habitat
New London Airport ideas threaten bird habitat
Altogether, the airport land and surrounding areas and waters include five separate Special Protection Areas for passing or over-wintering avocet, hen harriers, ringed and golden plovers, marsh harriers, little tern, dunlin and pintail, as well as hosting one of a new breed of marine sites, this...

feb 25, 2012 / Read more »

The destiny of forest resources
The destiny of forest resources
The challenges of deforestation, climate change and poverty are inextricably linked. Maintenance of forest resources, particularly tropical forests in developing countries, presents a quick win for climate change policy makers through promoting low carbon development. Not converting forests to...

feb 10, 2012 / Read more »

Restored wetlands
Restored wetlands
Restored wetlands are less productive than natural wetlands, scientists have discovered. Regeneration can take hundreds of years and sites may never reach the quality of the original wetlands, a study shows. Study co-author, David Moreno-Mateos, a postdoctoral fellow from the University of...

jan 28, 2012 / Read more »

European Habitats Forum EHF
European Habitats Forum EHF
In 2010, the European Council committed to a new long-term (2050) vision and mid-term (2020) headline target for biodiversity recovery across the EU: ‘To halt the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystem services in the EU by 2020 and restore them in so far as possible,...

jan 19, 2012 / Read more »

The Red Railways light up the Jungfrau
The Red Railways light up the Jungfrau
Gerry Hofstetter creates memorable moments to commemorate the Jungfrau Railway centenary. The light artist, who has already illuminated buildings, monuments, landscapes and mountains throughout the world, performs his magic by temporarily transforming the Jungfrau into a work of art. In the first...

jan 02, 2012 / Read more »

New EU biodiversity strategy
New EU biodiversity strategy
Biodiversity loss is an enormous challenge in the EU, with around one in four species currently threatened with extinction and 88% of fish stocks over-exploited or significantly depleted. The European Commission has adopted an ambitious new strategy to reduce the loss of biodiversity and...

dec 20, 2011 / Read more »

Urban and Peri-urban Forestry: Workshop
Urban and Peri-urban Forestry: Workshop
In the frame of the International Year of Forests, Urban and Peri-urban Forestry has been recognized as one of the important, emerging issues in forestry sector, addressed both to the environmental and to the social aspects, that can tackle a wide range of weaknesses and threats of...

dec 16, 2011 / Read more »

Solar Photovoltaics
Solar Photovoltaics
A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) staes that solar photovoltaics (PV) has the potential to provide up to one third of the world's electricity supply by 2050. Solar energy is utilised in three main ways: Photovoltaic (PV) systems convert the sun's energy...

dec 12, 2011 / Read more »

TOURISM EXPERIENCES IN RURAL LANDSCAPE
TOURISM EXPERIENCES IN RURAL LANDSCAPE
Next 14th December in Mora d'Ebre (Catalonia, Spain) SOLC network will organise together with the Institute of Development of Comarques de l'Ebre (IDECE) a one-day event to share best practices on tourism experiences in rural landscape.

dec 12, 2011 / Read more »

EcoGrid EU
EcoGrid EU
The key objective of the EcoGrid EU project is to demonstrate the efficient operation of a distribution power system with high penetration of many and variable renewable energy resources.

dec 05, 2011 / Read more »

Everyday measures - how big is the impact?
Everyday measures - how big is the impact?
"The comsumption behaviour of emerging markets should not follow the example of industrialized countries. The nutritional value of most finished products is often disproportionate to the energy consumption during their production. In particular, meat production requires vast quantities of...

dec 03, 2011 / Read more »

Organic Balkans and fair trade
Organic Balkans and fair trade
As trade fairs have a strong history at the European Union level (e.g. Biofac; Sana), the Balkans are still taking their first steps. Here organic products are displayed in specific areas of agricultural or local product fairs or sometimes even in more generic fairs. One of the first...

nov 25, 2011 / Read more »

Baščaršija, Sarajevo
Baščaršija, Sarajevo
Baščaršija represents the best example of a typical Ottman bazaar with the quality of a museum, an exception to the modernizing tendency which characterized most of the town planning in Balkan town after the Second World War. Baščaršija has also been able to survive...

nov 25, 2011 / Read more »

Water, energy or food
Water, energy or food
Under the auspices of the German government, the “Bonn2011 Conference: The Water Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for the Green Economy” is intended to develop policy solutions to improve the management of natural resources to meet the needs of a growing global...

nov 23, 2011 / Read more »

Book Review - The Economics of Enough
Book Review - The Economics of Enough
Some key ideas out of the new book by Diane Coyle.... Change what we measure. Though this may seem prosaic, it is actually of crucial importance. Gross domestic product was never a very good measure, and it has only gotten worse as economies and societies have changed. It misses...

nov 18, 2011 / Read more »

The Opera dei Pupi Siciliani
The Opera dei Pupi Siciliani
On 18 May 2001 UNESCO recognised the Opera dei Pupi as a masterpiece of the “oral and intangible world heritage”. The “Theatre” was selected by a jury of 18 members chaired by the Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo. The ancient Sicilian Puppet Theatre art had to endure more than...

nov 17, 2011 / Read more »

Steppe landscape in Tunisia
Steppe landscape in Tunisia
Steppe landscapes, broken by Eucalyptus trees and numerous groves of olive trees and date palms, extend from the coast to Medenine, famous for its ghorfas (17th century vaulted rooms for storing grain), and Tataouine. This area features many Berber villages with some of North Africa’s best...

nov 17, 2011 / Read more »

Italy for Prehistoric alpine pile dwelling sites
Italy for Prehistoric alpine pile dwelling sites
Since the 2010 Italy is taking part in the trans-national applications project for entries to UNESCO World Heritage list, with a proposal entitled "Prehistoric alpine pile dwelling sites". The project also involves Switzerland (the promoter of the candidature), France, Germany, Austria...

nov 10, 2011 / Read more »

Nature, Culture and Tourism in the Baltics
Nature, Culture and Tourism in the Baltics
The international summer school course is held between Latvia and Estonia and aims to cover topics from natural protection to cultural heritage, from spa tourism to wellness services, and from sustainability to the knowledge about how to communicate all these assets to tourists.

nov 10, 2011 / Read more »

Limassol Jazz Festival
Limassol Jazz Festival
In its second year running the Limassol Jazz Festival 2011 will be held from the 14th – 20th of November and consists of three main entities, Music (being the predominant), Open Workshops/Seminars & other art forms. The ‘Limassol Jazz Festival’ is an annual music & arts...

nov 08, 2011 / Read more »

Garden tourism
Garden tourism
Garden tourism is a type of eco tourism involving visits or travel to botanical gardens and places which are significant in the history of gardening. The concept of garden tourism which includes garden tours, garden festivals and special events, and the potential organization of this...

nov 08, 2011 / Read more »

Nature and culture tourism in Finland
Nature and culture tourism in Finland
Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services for Southern Finland has launched a project for developing the preconditions for nature and culture tourism in the Ekenäs Archipelago National Park with the objective of improving the accessibility and operational environments of the national park...

nov 08, 2011 / Read more »

Festival of British Archaeology
Festival of British Archaeology
The Festival of British Archaeologyshowcases the very best of British archaeology, by presenting hundreds of special events organised and held by museums, local societies, national and countryside parks, universities, and heritage organisations across the UK. The Festival presents everyone the...

nov 05, 2011 / Read more »

Forests and development
Forests and development
The forests represent not only important natural habitat for animals and plants, they are also a valuable natural ecosystem that regulates and protects climate, water and soil health. The cultivation of sustainable forests can help significantly towards combating poverty and to reach the...

nov 04, 2011 / Read more »

CIVITAS FORUM 2011 in Madeira, Portugal
CIVITAS FORUM 2011 in Madeira, Portugal
The CIVITAS FORUM 2011 was held in Funchal, the capital of Madeira, Portugal. As part of CIVITAS MIMOSA, Funchal wanted to demonstrate that improvements to the urban mobility system can be beneficial for tourism and overall quality of life. In Madeira, cycling is not common due to the hilly...

oct 27, 2011 / Read more »

Sites of the NATURA 2000 network in Greece
Sites of the NATURA 2000 network in Greece
Greece with its rugged mountainous relief (42 summits over 2000m), its complex geology and the numerous islands and convoluted coastline (longer than the perimeter of France) presents a great diversity of natural scenery. In addition, the remoteness of some biotopes has led to the evolution of many...

oct 18, 2011 / Read more »

Protected areas and tourism: a good example in Greece
Protected areas and tourism: a good example in Greece
Certain protected areas are suited to nature tourism development. If sensitively developed this has been shown to help diversify economies, supplement incomes, and maintain rural communities. A good example of this has been the Prespa wetlands in Greece. A Natura 2000 site with impressive wildlife,...

oct 18, 2011 / Read more »

Arcipelago Balkani, an alternative map
Arcipelago Balkani, an alternative map
Coming presentation of the book ARCIPELAGO BALKANI: An Alternative Map that offers an alternative journey through the ‘New Balkans’, featuring an analysis of the city’s contemporary cultural life and that of the people in this youthful melting pot. 

sep 28, 2011 / Read more »

Market for swiss regional products
Market for swiss regional products
Lovers of swiss specialities should not miss the event taking place at Delémont-Courtemelon, an estimated 142 producers of local products will present their specalities to the public. Needless to say that the products can also be tasted. It is a great opportunity to discuss with the...

sep 25, 2011 / Read more »

Rural Development policy in Portugal
Rural Development policy in Portugal
The Portuguese model of sustainable rural development aims to strengthen the multifunctional agro-forestry sector through a three-fold approach: firstly economic, through the enhancement of marketable goods; secondly environmental, by developing services and sustainable management of resources; and...

sep 20, 2011 / Read more »

Rural Hungary: a view from abroad
Rural Hungary: a view from abroad
A recent study on Rural Tourism in Hungary showed that foreign tourists are basically interested in three issues: 1. Accommodation close to popular tourist destinations. 2. folklore programmes and horse-shows in the "puszta". 3.Traditional gastronomy and wine tasting...

sep 20, 2011 / Read more »

Good news from Kenya?
Good news from Kenya?
Ecotourism Kenya has started the Leadership and Mentorship Program (LMP) to provide its members with an opportunity to gain experience, nurture their skills and get enlightened about the fundamentals and practices of ecotourism. Founded in 1996 to promote ecotourism and sustainable tourism...

sep 19, 2011 / Read more »

Festivals – ways to develop and recognize rural regions
Festivals – ways to develop and recognize rural regions
This year, the traditional festival ‘Haymaking on Mt.Rajac’ attracted over 20,000 domestic and international visitors and saw local and foreign participants compete in haymaking. The competition was enriched with songs and dances. The project of the association of citizens...

sep 14, 2011 / Read more »

Rural Tourism in Bosnia Herzegovina
Rural Tourism in Bosnia Herzegovina
Rural tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina is increasing fast. Preserved natural environment, escape from the city rush, healthy food without artificial fertilizers and additives, clean air, beautiful wide expanse of hill and mountain areas near urban centers, will help to put the base for a...

sep 08, 2011 / Read more »

Renewable Energy Numbers for 2010
Renewable Energy Numbers for 2010
According to REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st century, renewable energy (RE) supplied 16% of global final energy consumption and almost 20% of electricity production in 2010. Global investment in renewable energy increased more than 20% to US$211 billion. The number of PV...

aug 21, 2011 / Read more »

Entlebuch 2011
Entlebuch 2011
Regional products, controlled tourism, nature education - reasons for the success of the pioneer biosphere reserve in Switzerland: the Entlebuch. In 2011, ten years after receiving the UNESCO label many things have changed in the region. People in the region have become aware what can be the...

jul 30, 2011 / Read more »

Reduce first
Reduce first
Kyoto protocol requested the ratifying countries to implement measures for a reduction in climate active gases. Three main reduction routes have been envisaged (Emission trading, Joint Implementation, Clean Development Mechanism) (UNFCCC, 1993). Since these mechanisms mainly address institutional...

may 10, 2011 / Read more »

Belgrade, Queeroslavia
Belgrade, Queeroslavia
Six years ago, the Queer Beograd collective organised the first Queer Beograd Festival. Its story is a good chance to talk about LGBT and queer movements in Serbia – their goals, their fortune, and their imaginary. In 1994, male homosexuality was decriminalised in Serbia (female...

may 05, 2011 / Read more »

Bazaar Rhythms
Bazaar Rhythms
Cultural and ethnic crossroads and meeting place par excellence, the çarshija is also the place for finding some of the deepest roots of the Balkan musical heritage. Our inquiry Fast rhythms and harmonies that make even those who know absolutely nothing about traditional dancing dance. But...

may 05, 2011 / Read more »

Korça, Bazaar of the Serenades
Korça, Bazaar of the Serenades
Korça is an Albanian town on the borders of Albania, Greece and Macedonia. It is known for its bazaar which unfortunately is now in a semi-abandonned state. This article continues our in-depth analysis of markets with Ottoman origins in the Balkans. History books describe it as one of the...

may 05, 2011 / Read more »

Serbia: Tourism with an 'eco' mission
Serbia: Tourism with an 'eco' mission
In times of economic crisis environmental priorities are at risk, threatened by the forces of production. But a young and very active association in Serbia, Ecotourism, is trying to invert this trend by contributing to the country's economy through actions aimed at environmental...

may 05, 2011 / Read more »

Organic agriculture in Albania
Organic agriculture in Albania
A unique combination of national laws and regional and international cooperation projects have created the conditions for developing organic agriculture in Albania. A further contribution to our report on organic agriculture in South-eastern Europe. Organic agriculture is still a small sector in...

may 05, 2011 / Read more »

Macedonia discovering a green economy
Macedonia discovering a green economy
Not much, but something is moving. In Macedonia organic agriculture is gaining ground. The legislative framework matches European standards and funds are growing. Yet, a lot remains to be done. The sixth part of our investigation on organic agriculture in South-Eastern Europe In transition...

may 05, 2011 / Read more »

Travelling in Romania
Travelling in Romania
A group of students setting out to discover Italy first and then Romania: Timisoara, Baile Herculane, Orsova, Bucarest: a journey to overcome prejudice through curiosity and learning.  

may 05, 2011 / Read more »

XXIV Eur. Soc. for Rural Sociology Congress
XXIV Eur. Soc. for Rural Sociology Congress
The rural is a privileged point from which to explore the complexity of the links between diversity and inequality. It is home of biodiversity and traditional knowledge, a kind of original source of diversity. As a result of processes of change, rural areas have been characterised by both...

apr 11, 2011 / Read more »

Agrotravel Fair 2011
Agrotravel Fair 2011
The fair is a place for presentation and promotion of regions, countries, offers and highlights of rural tourism as well as meeting point for potential partners (in brand creation process, networking, product development and commercialization) representing both tourism industry and rural areas...

apr 11, 2011 / Read more »

Sustainable pendant lights
Sustainable pendant lights
 If you want to give an earthy look to your living room, then the vases and light collection by London-based designer, Héctor Serrano are is must buy for you. Currently being exhibited at Maison & Objet in Paris for this week, these little beauties are pieces of art in...

feb 10, 2011 / Read more »

Eco friendly hemp house
Eco friendly hemp house
Hemp a highly efficient renewable material has been used by the researchers at the University of Bath to build first of kinds hemp house to test its properties as a building material. Used to make paper, clothing and car body panels the low carbon hemp has certain environmentally friendly...

feb 10, 2011 / Read more »

Vegetable Orchestra
Vegetable Orchestra
The harmonious melody of interesting musical instruments is nothing strange to our ears, but enjoying the tunes of vegetables certainly is. Sounds yummy and alluring? Well, the Vegetable Orchestra promises just that. This one-of-a-kind Vienna Group performs on instruments made of fresh vegetables....

feb 10, 2011 / Read more »

Saving nature with EU neighbours
Saving nature with EU neighbours
EU neighbouring countries have a rich heritage of species, natural areas and landscapes which are hugely important to protect. They are also key for economic and social development. WWF sees the European Neighbourhood Policy as a major opportunity to protect and sustainably manage natural...

feb 08, 2011 / Read more »

Energy consumer guide goes global
Energy consumer guide goes global
Topten International Group and WWF today announced the launch of the popular Topten consumer guides in the U.S.A. and mainland China, giving people around the world the opportunity to fight climate change by making informed decisions on the energy costs of the appliances they buy. Topten is an...

feb 08, 2011 / Read more »

Dobrodosli
Dobrodosli
Bogojevo is located downstream of Apatin, the second TID stop in Serbia. As in every other year, all TID participants look forward to this stop, because one does not forget the generosity and cordiality of the people in Bogojevo. This is a running commentary by Reinhard Krenn. At River Kilometre...

feb 08, 2011 / Read more »

Be a good guest
Be a good guest
The money you spend while away helps determine the development and direction of tourism, accommodation and facilities.    Choose "green" hotels, tour operators and suppliers that support sustainable development, do not impact negatively on the environment, and provide...

feb 08, 2011 / Read more »

Natura 2000 in Bulgaria and Romania
Natura 2000 in Bulgaria and Romania
Europe’s “safety net for nature” has grown further with a major extension of the EU’s Natura 2000 network of specially protected sites. Of the 769 sites covering an area of 95,522 km2 -- an area larger than all of Austria -- officially added by the European Commission in...

feb 08, 2011 / Read more »

Biodiversity in Hungary
Biodiversity in Hungary
Hungary is situated in the middle of the Europe, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. Due to the influence of diverse geological formations and various climatic effects, an extremely rich biodiversity can be found here. There are more than 42,000 animal and more than 2,200 plant species,...

feb 08, 2011 / Read more »

The Green Theatre
The Green Theatre
Green Theatre goes by many names. It is called ecological theatre or ecotheatre, sustainable theatre, environmental theatre or even recycled theatre. Each term can refer to either the practice of producing plays that educate and promote ecology, or it can refer to sustainable and ecological...

jan 29, 2011 / Read more »

What is Environmental Art?
What is Environmental Art?
In a general sense, it is art that helps improve our relationship with the natural world. There is no definition set in stone. This living worldwide movement is growing and changing as you read this. Much environmental art is ephemeral (made to disappear or transform), designed for a particular...

jan 29, 2011 / Read more »

The Green Museums Initiative
The Green Museums Initiative
The Green Museums Initiative examines the role of museums and sustainability as a practice that cross-pollinates efforts between programs, services, operations and facilities. Sustainability starts with the questions we ask ourselves: How do we choose to live and work? What will we leave behind?...

jan 29, 2011 / Read more »

Croatia: showing the way to sustainable tourism
Croatia: showing the way to sustainable tourism
WWF has been working with local environmental organizations and communities towards sustainable tourism in the Dalmatian Islands since 2000. As part of the work, Lastovo Island was proposed as a Nature Park - a Marine Protected Area in which controlled tourism can be developed. 

jan 28, 2011 / Read more »

Our Solutions: Sustainable use
Our Solutions: Sustainable use
WWF is not against people using the sea and their resources. However, we believe this use must be sustainable and must not damage marine ecosystems - particularly those within or near Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). 

jan 28, 2011 / Read more »

Protecting Europe's natural treasures
Protecting Europe's natural treasures
The PAN (Protected Area Network) Parks initiative – an independent foundation established by WWF and the Dutch Molecaten Group – aims to create a European network of wilderness protected areas that improves nature protection through sustainable tourism development. PAN Parks applies an...

jan 28, 2011 / Read more »

Promoting responsible tourism
Promoting responsible tourism
Currently, mass tourism is one of the main causes behind ecological loss in the region. Mediterranean coastal areas, which receive 30% of international tourist arrivals, are already seriously damaged. Some locations which were once pristine are now beyond repair. We aim at protecting nature from...

jan 28, 2011 / Read more »

Lower Danube Green Corridor
Lower Danube Green Corridor
Facilitated by WWF, the Lower Danube Green Corridor Agreement was signed in 2000 by the governments of Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Moldova, recognizing a need and shared responsibility to protect and manage in a sustainable way one of the most outstanding biodiversity regions in the world. By...

jan 28, 2011 / Read more »

Baltic Sea Ecosystems
Baltic Sea Ecosystems
Although the Baltic Sea appears on a world map as a small sea, it is the planet's second largest body of brackish water, characterised by a delicate mixture of salt water coming in from the North East Atlantic sea and fresh water coming in from rivers, rainfall and infiltration. Due to its...

jan 28, 2011 / Read more »

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