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Discover European Diversity in Cultural and Natural Heritage
Participants will learn the basics of turf cutting and building with turf. Note: Building with turf is hard work and rather messy so you will need good boots and work clothes
“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)
Heritage Interpretation at a Community Level. After a long journey and safe arrival to Tallinn airport we were greeted by the ray of warm sunshine, Maarika. We had an informative orientation trip toward the hotel with explanations, information and the promise of a tasty traditional meal. Hotel Dzingel stabled us for the night. The meal did not disappoint and set the tone for the remainder of the trip – excellent food, many questions, animated discussion punctuated with the odd song, and slightly weary heads from the plethora of experiences crammed into each day. – Kirsty Rosie, Highland Council, 2014
This structured study visit to Bulgaria investigates a wide range of cultural sites covering the full spectrum of cultural heritage: historic buildings and towns; archaeological sites; museums; traditional crafts and skills; and intangible heritage and traditions. Your route will take you from Sofia on a loop through the centre of the country, passing through Plovdiv and Hissarya over the Shipka Pass to the Devetaki Plateau, Etara and Trojan. The programme is hosted by the Devetaki Plateau Association and your guide will be Velislava Chilingirova.
Programmes and dates for the NET Managing our Natural and Cultural Heritage Assets. Norway 25th -31st May 2017 This is the outline programme which will be implemented by Hedmark University in Evenstad Themes The objective was to develop our understanding of conservation issues and exchange ideas through meeting experts and seeing practical examples of research and wildlife management in Norway. We also all had our own personal development objectives that we wanted to achieve. Our host for the week was Marius Kjonsberg, lecturer for the Applied Ecology and Agricultural Science Facility at the University of Hedmark. 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 […]
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.
Structured Adult Education Staff Courses – Kato Drys Community Council 14th -21st September 2017 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. DAY […]
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.
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.
Programmes and dates for the NET Managing our Natural and Cultural Heritage Assets. Programme in Finland 18th-24nd September 2017 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 […]
Hay is at the base of almost all traditional meat & dairy farm products – even to the farmyard chickens eating grasshoppers brought into the yard with the new hay crop. Hay – especially cut with a scythe, has shaped Romania’s rural cultural landscape and resulted in enormous biodiversity of flowering plants, insects & birds. Other important & ecosystem shaping farming activities include grazing and cutting (shredding/pollarding) trees for leaf hay and for fencing without wire.