July-August 2022 hosted by the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA). (left to right): Amelie Sumpter (RSPB), Sam Brown (FL | read more
The Polish coast is largely made up of dunes, both those that form active dunes systems moving landward and those that build seaward or along the coast to form sandy barriers creating lagoonal systems between areas of eroding morainic cliffs. This unconsolidated nature has implications for conservation and development. The National Parks in Poland also appear to have greater potential for generating revenue through entrance fees, parking charges and visitor attractions (e.g. bison) – these funds then go directly into park management, including conservation. Development of honeypots for visitors through beach replenish schemes help to take pressure off national parks and more naturalised coastal areas.
SPAIN: Course Woodworking tradition & innovation in Galicia
Woodworking & forest management: tradition and innovation in Galicia. Update March 2022: we are talking with our hosts to determine new dates for this course. Participants from the postponed course in 2020 will be offered first choice on any rescheduled courses in 2022. As soon as we have course dates and communicated with the 2020 group we will post any availability for the course. As soon as we have confirmed dates and details we will post them here and share through our consortium. The proposed course for 2020 is provided below for information. 2022 course content may change slightly due to COVID regulations. Hosts: XERA Agency for Forest Based Industries Galicia Course Dates: tbc Application Deadline: tbc Preparation Meeting Dates: tbc Aims & Themes: exploring traditional woodworking alongside forest management: innovation, enterprise and strategy in Galicia Galicia is a diverse region of North West Spain with a rugged coastline, the famous wine region of Riberia Sacra, and Atlantic forests of oak, chestnut and beech. Pine and eucalyptus are grown widely for timber. It is perhaps best known for the pilgrim route of St James which leads to the UNESCO world heritage city of Santiago de Compostela and numerous monasteries. The exact […]