Ana Krvarić

Project Officer at WWF Adria

Guide on how to use CEETO Network platform

#ceeto #guide

Ana Krvarić

Project Officer at WWF Adria

˝Park-science˝ in Slovenian protected areas

Strunjan Landscape Park, one of CEETO pilot areas, this year coordinated the work of the Slovenian Natural Parks Community with an aim to bring community and nature conservation work closer. For the second year, protected areas carried out activities aimed at schooling youth and teachers. The activity is called "park science" and aims to get young generations closer to Slovenia's natural parks and make them true "park experts". This year, over 600 registered students from 46 schools through an online quiz solved tasks and explored natural and cultural characteristics of 14 nature parks. More information about this year’s ˝park-science˝ information can be gathered at the following link: https://parkstrunjan.si/novice/parkoslovje-2018-19/   

˝Park-science˝ will continue in the 2019/20 school year, and activities can be tracked on the following link: https://www.naravniparkislovenije.si/slo/solarji .

#education #park science #protectedarea #slovenia

Andrea Solić

Programme Manager at WWF Adria

Prince Harry launches sustainable travel initiative Travalyst  

The profile of sustainable travel just got a boost with the launch of Travalyst, an initiative by the Sussex Royal Foundation, Booking.com, Visa, TripAdvisor, CTrip and SkyScanner. The initiative will focus on promoting solutions that drive more sustainable practices, support locals, protect wildlife and prevent climate change and environmental damage.https://www.theguardian.com/…/prince-harry-launches-sustain…

#sustainable tourism

Ana Krvarić

Project Officer at WWF Adria

Croatian institutions develop Guidelines for PA and/or Natura 2000 sites management planning

Croatian environmental institutions developed guidelines for protected areas and/or Natura 2000 sites management planning. It is a practical guide which helps site managers in the process of management plans development recommending the structure of the process as well as the content of the management plan itself. Included are recommended content and format of the management plan, a procedure for its adoption, recommendations related to designing and guiding the plan development process, as well as elaborate certain elements of the management plan in more detail (themes, objectives, activities, indicators, zonation, etc.). Although guidelines are prepared for the Croatian protected areas managers, principles of the process remain valid for wider conservation audience.

Guidelines are available in English.

Ana Krvarić

Project Officer at WWF Adria

Plastic free hotels - brochure

In collaboration with Wikinger Reisen, the Institute of Waste Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, and the Austrian Consumer Association, WWF has identified the most important measures that hotels can take to rapidly reduce their plastic waste.

Please see the brochure (available in English and German). 

#noplastic #plasticfree #responsibletourism #sustainabletourism
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Andrea Solić

Programme Manager at WWF Adria

Dear CEETO partners, do you think we can ask for venue of Final Conference to apply some of those measures towrds plastic free...or even for our meeting in Slovenia?  Let's walk the talk.

Ana Krvarić

Project Officer at WWF Adria

˝The School Network in Protected Areas-Guidebook for Protected Areas and Schools˝-regional educational program in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia.

Within the project "Protected Areas for Nature and People˝, WWF Adria and Park Dinarides recently developed a Guidebook: ˝The School Network in Protected Areas-Guidebook for Protected Areas and Schools˝. The Guidebook is created for Protected Areas managers who want to work together with local teachers to develop educational programs or improve existing ones, and for schools that are interested in conducting their school curricula in the amazing environments of Protected Areas. In the chapters Learning about nature through play and Educational Activities and Critical Thinking is explained how to develop educational activities and in Annex 1 - Learning about nature through play - Description of activities are provided detailed explanations of examples of activities.

School Networks aims to create long-term and efficient partnerships between local schools and a Protected Area that is bound by the common goal of preserving local natural and cultural heritage in a way that contributes to the wellbeing of the local community.

The Guidebook is available in English.

#accessibility #education #europe #protectedarea

Ana Krvarić

Project Officer at WWF Adria

Nature based education program for students with intellectual disabilities

Within CEETO project a special education program ˝The Life of a Tree˝ for students with intellectual disabilities was developed. With this education program, students are offered recreational and experiential learning about natural values in nature itself which gives them an opportunity to learn to observe, watch, listen, feel and move. The program was developed in joint cooperation by WWF Adria, Public Institution Maksimir and the Secondary School-Centre for education and training Zagreb.

Publications are currently available in the Croatian language. 

#accessibility #education #protectedarea #sustainabletourism
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Mirna Vrdoljak

Šefica at Druga Adresa

A beautiful initiative!

Katrin Huesken

CEETO Project Coordinator at Biosphere Reserve Southeast-Rügen

Biosphere for Baltic Project

The Biosphere Reserves located around the Baltic Sea have started a joint project under the titel "Biosphere for Baltic". With the project a long-term coopeartion between the Baltic Sea biosphere reserve shall be established.

#balticsea #biosphereforbaltic #biospherereserve #protectedarea #sustainablesea #sustainabletourism
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Katrin Huesken

CEETO Project Coordinator at Biosphere Reserve Southeast-Rügen

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Ana Krvarić

Project Officer at WWF Adria

excellent educational material

Andrea Solić

Programme Manager at WWF Adria

CEETO project to establish an innovative governance system for sustainable tourism in protected and NATURA 2000 areas

In June 2017 the implementation of the EU co-financed project Central Europe Eco-Tourism: tools for nature protection (CEETO) began.
The objective of the project is to establish an innovative governance system for sustainable tourism based on a participatory approach that aims to improve the capacity of protected area managers for the sustainable management and use of natural values. By implementing pilot activities in eight protected areas, which are also Natura 2000 sites, innovative management and monitoring tools will be tested with a special focus on the impact of tourism on biodiversity in these areas.
More information about the project can be found at: https://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/CEETO.html
#ceeto #central #europe #protectedarea #sustainabletourism