Summer School on Integrated Management Approaches and Sustainable Tourism Strategies for Biosphere Reserves

When, local time: 
Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 10:00am to Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Italy, Tepilora, Rio Posada and Montalbo Biosphere Reserve
Type of Event: 
Working group/Expert Meeting
Contact: 
Philippe Pypaert at p.pypaert@unesco.org

Postgraduate students, young scientists and managers of biosphere reserves from European countries, and more specifically from South-East Europe and Mediterranean countries, will receive a high quality training in the newly-added Tepilora, Rio Posada and Montalbo Biosphere Reserve.

The summer school will highlight the rich natural and cultural heritage of Tepilora, Rio Posada and Montalbo Biosphere Reserve and of the island of Sardinia in general. An intensive, multidisciplinary and experiential training will be provided to develop the understanding and competences of the trainees on the multiple values of biosphere reserves as "laboratories" and "catalysts" of sustainable development. It specifically aims to deepen the understanding as well as to offer insights on the integrated management approaches and sustainable tourism strategies for biosphere reserves and/or other types of designated areas (protected areas, natural parks, etc.).

During the summer school participants will be provided with information about how to prepare a successful application for nomination of a biosphere reserve. Similarly, one of the expected results is to stimulate participants, thought interactive and project work methodology, to contribute to the elaboration of a first management/action plan of the new biosphere reserve, concerning its development and logistic functions, in particular sustainable tourism.