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Discover European Diversity in Cultural and Natural Heritage
The NET programme (Sustainable development in Slovenia) is an opportunity to recognize, participate in and discuss some practical work and get to know a large part of Slovenia. We will meet different people – from local and national projects, project managers and staff. The Karst region is a limestone plateau stretching from Nova Gorica southeast to the Croatian border, west to the Gulf of Trieste and east to the Vipava Valley. Cerknica Lake can disappear and then resurface in the Karst’s porous limestone through sinkholes and funnels, often resulting in underground caverns like the caves at Škocjan. Along with caves, the Karst is rich in olives, Teran wine, pršut, old stone churches and red-tiled roofs.
Romania 19th – 26th September ‘Lime burning in Romania is part of an unbroken rural tradition which is at risk. The tradition of kiln building and lime burning is maintained by an increasingly older generation, with no apparent successors from younger generations appearing willing or trained to take over and secure its future. As a consequence, the production of lime in Meziad, a process which may well have continued almost unchanged since Roman times, is at risk of being lost within a few years. A further consequence may well be that the skills needed to use lime in the maintenance and repair of traditional buildings will also be lost’. (William Napier, NET Romania 2015). Lime (calcium oxide/hydroxide) is an ancient product – for maintaining heritage buildings it is an essential ingredient – used for mortar, paint and as a sterilising agent in stables, kitchens, etc. In Romania they still make lime in the way the Romans did – and they have proved it is a transferable skill by building a ‘cuptor’ in Cumbria and making 40 tonnes of high quality lime for heritage building restoration. The purity of the wood fired product and the fact that it achieves a much […]
Programmes and dates for the NET Managing our Natural and Cultural Heritage Assets. Programme in Finland 02/05/2016 This is the outline programme which will be implemented by Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) Education and training. An overview of vocational education and training for a range of professions involved in forest management and conservation; Wildlife and habitat conservation. Overview of strategies for conservation of a wide range of birds, especially capercaillie, and mammals; old growth forest reserves (long-term retention of selected forest stands). Eco-tourism. Visits to several national parks and reserves, as well as farm-based eco-tourism. Forest and wildlife research. Studies of wildlife, forest dynamics, alternative silvicultural systems. Sustainable forestry. Policy and practice of sustainable forest management on both state and private land. Conservation and Access. Everyman’s Right Game Management and Hunting. An insight into hunting practices and game management in Finland. Sample programme. This programme will adapt to the participants specific interests. We can include other topics or remove topics in which no-one is interested. Day 1 Welcome and Orientation at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK). Presentations and overview of forestry and environmental engineering degree programmes; Host: staff at TAMK. Visit to a woodland nature reserve in Tampere […]
The richness and diversity of Eastern Slovakia’s wildlife – Slovakia contains two EU biogeographical zones – Alpine and Pannonian. There are many semi-natural forests and grasslands and the diversity of landscapes from the Carpathian beech forests of Poloniny to the coniferous forests of the High Tatras and the karst plateaux of Slovensky Kras. These areas support a large number of endemic species with a striking abundance of wildflowers and insects.
Ujście Warty National Park landscape is a mosaic of meadows, pastures and areas overgrown by sedge and reed. Odra Delta Nature Park is also an open laboratory where group of scientific realize works connected with flora, fauna, but also social aspects of nature conservancy.
“Population ecology and sustainable use of large carnivores in Latvia considering conservation policy and legislation at EU scale.” (Jānis Ozoliņš, State Forest Research Institute “Silava”, 1-1,5 days)
Programmes and dates for the NET Managing our Natural and Cultural Heritage Assets. Programme in Norway 23rd -30th May 2016 This is the outline programme which will be implemented by Hedmark University in Evenstad Themes Forestry. Norwegian forest management Land ownership and management How is land owned? Who owns it? Who is responsible for management hunting etc.? Deer and moose management. How are they managed? Who does the hunting? How are communities involved? What is hunting/ meat worth? How is the size of culls decided? How is damage prevented/ managed? How is moose hunting integrated with other landuses? Beavers. The impacts they have and how any conflicts are managed. How do beavers and fishing interests co- exist? Are there any problems? Salmon, trout and grayling fisheries. What is fishing worth? How are rivers managed for fish? Gyrodactilus and other fish disease issues. Interaction with Beaver. Bears, wolves, lynx and wolverine. What benefits do they bring? What conflicts arise and how are they managed? How do people feel about the different species? Capercaillie and black grouse. Hunting and habitat management. Management of smaller animals E.g. foxes, martens, hares, lemmings. Musk ox re-introduction. The history of this re-introduction and how successful it […]
Structured Adult Education Staff Courses – Kato Drys Community Council 2nd – 9th April 2016 Cyprus – Sustainability & Sense of Place Introduction The ancestors of Panayiota, Nikos, Demitri and Evanthia, in their mountain village of Kato Drys in the south eastern spur of the Troodos mountains, were peasant farmers. They grew olives, almonds, carobs, tomatoes, vegetables and were shepherds making yoghurt, halloumi and ‘kleftiko’ (oven roasted mutton). They also used a lot of wild food, berries, mushrooms, greens, even songbirds caught with glue sticks. How to move forward and offer 21st century cultural experiences and learning that are useful and transferable? As a partner in ‘Green Village’ and co-authors of the vocational training course ‘Sustainable Rural Development – Focus on Culture and Nature’, Kato Drys Community Council are doing a pretty good job. This one week dedicated training programme looks at proactive intergenerational learning that takes skills from the past and uses them in a modern and useful context…… and explores true sustainability and unique sense of place. DAY ONE Arrival to Paphos, transfer (1.2 hrs) to the mountain villages of Pano & Kato Lefkara. Accommodation in village house modifies for rural tourism. Brief discussion of the week ahead. […]