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Andrea Kostelić

Head of department for eudcation, promotion and interpretation at Javna ustanova "Park prirode Medvednica"

Nature Park Medvednica wins ECST Charter again!

Proudly we share with you info we just received:
"Following the official verification in your protected area of the work under the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas, I am pleased to inform you that the Evaluation Committee, at its meeting on November 30th, examined carefully the thorough report which the appointed verifier prepared as a result of his re-evaluation visit to the Charter area.
Decision:
It was unanimously agreed to re-award the ECST certificate to Medvednica nature park for a five-year period from 2020 to 2024."
We thank all our partners and stakeholders who helped us win Charter for Sustainable Tourism.
We encourage our visitors to respect our protected area and give their contribution in preserving it.
#ECST #NatureParkMedvednica
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Ana Krvarić

Project Officer at WWF Adria

Congatulations! Keep up the good work! 

Ana Krvarić

Project Officer at WWF Adria

Could you share with us what were the highlights of the evaluation, and if there are some novelties in the new Strategy for sustainable development?

Andrea Kostelić

Head of department for eudcation, promotion and interpretation at Javna ustanova "Park prirode Medvednica"

Reducing traffic pressure in Medvednica Nature Park, Croatia

Medvednica Nature Park faces heavy visitation during spring and autumn weekends and winter skiing season which causes environmental problems in the Park. Measures to solve heavy traffic and lack of parking space in the Park were designed based on data collected via electronic car counters and video cameras, installed on the most problematic spots, and in-depth survey of visitors´ structure and attitudes. Data obtained from both monitoring schemes helped the Park management to develop Sustainable Tourism Action Plan of the area in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.Possible solutions for traffic problems include rescheduling the timetable of public busses, better road management and maintenance and defining and adequate marking of parking spots. On the other hand, the results obtained from visitors in-depth study showed that visitors are aware of the possible loss of natural values of the Park due to traffic overloads and touristic pressures and are prepared to participate financially in preserving natural values of the area. Learn more from the attached summary of the CEETO pilot action in the Nature Park Medvednica.

CEETO teaser Nature Park Medvednica

#CEETOPilotAction #Croatia #ElectronicCounters #Medvednica #monitoring #NatureParkMedvednica #ProtectedArea #SustainableTourism
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Andrea Solić

Programme Manager at WWF Adria

feel super-green just by watching this photo. :-)