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Common management of nature – participatory mapping of protected areas

Civic participation Completed
2015-04-01 - 2016-04-30
260 093,26 PLN
230 548,68 PLN
environment protection/sustainable developement
Project description
The idea of natural environment protection on the areas Nature 2000 includes, in addition to activities focused on natural environment, also social aspects, the human activity on the protected areas and sustainable local development. The aspects are still not sufficiently taken into account in practical management of the areas. For each area, individual plans of protection tasks (PZO) are prepared that should be developed with participation of local collaboration teams. In practice, deepened participation and dialogue between stakeholders are usually limited to only few meetings of the teams.
The aim of the project was to develop participation of local communities in managing of the Nature 2000 area Jurajskie Valleys.
Under the project, a geo-questionnaire was prepared – an internet application to gather information of preferences and needs of local inhabitants concerning space management. The mapping was performed online and during four workshops with stakeholders. Trained volunteers supported the inhabitants in filling the geo-questionnaire. Preferences of about 800 persons were gathered. Data gathered through mapping were analysed and the results were presented in a publication that was forwarded to, among others, the inhabitants, village heads, schools, municipal authorities, institutions and non-governmental organisations active in the area of the Valleys. The gathered information can be used in everyday activities of public institutions (such as the State Forests, REPDs), local governments or non-governmental organisations, also in deciding on land management planning and activity planning, taking into account the needs of other users of the areas.
The recipients of the project were the inhabitants of the protected area Jurajskie Valleys, students of local schools and officers from the Regional Environmental Protection Directorate.
The partner of the project – the Regional Environmental Protection Directorate in Kraków – participated in consultations and meeting on every stage of the project, thus guaranteeing that the results of the project will be used for participatory development of the protection task plans for the area Jurajskie Valleys PLH120005.
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